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A wolf once chanced upon a dog
outside the wild wood.
Cried Wolf, ‘And how are you today?’
Barked Dog, ‘Well, life is good:
A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing
Spread your arms wide and smile
find your style.
Oh to be in Magherabeg
Where I was adult free
From sun up til head down,
Stomping through streams in worn out wellies,
Chasing rams down to the Swilly.
From Things You Find in a Poet's Beard by A.F. Harrold
If you open up my skull
You won’t see a brain in there,
underneath the skin and bone
If you are very good I will give you:
A pillow of blue strawberries
A swimming pool of Haagen-Dasz
A mirror of imagination
A pocketful of yes’s
Eyes as wide as continents brim wih the water between.
Seeks a different future. Looks back on what has been.
1. How to spot THE INSTRUCTIONS
THE INSTRUCTIONS come in all shapes and sizes.
They are often found in and around:
I saw three ships, three tall ships
Riding on the sea,
The waves quaked, and the fishes quaked,
And the wind sighed sorrowfully,
For on their decks, and in their holds,