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Poems from Session III

A RECIPE Adele Fowles Bring together one crystal clear free-flowing river with sandy banks, an overhanging willow tree and one small secluded beach. Discard any washed-up debris and switch to silent mode (to ensure all bird song is heard). Liberally scatter with shards & flashes & sparks of brilliant bright light healing herbs & rock salt. Now allow time for deepest rest For expansion For nourishment & growth.

POEM Diane Sprinkle stars on a bed of grass. Add a row of tamarind trees. Blend them with a touch of euphoria. Mix with laughs and the sound of drums. Garnish with dance, songs and storytelling. Serve with rum and reggae. NO RHYME NO REASON Carl Peploe The rat sat on the mat. A cat was very fat. The surface was so flat. On it lay Auntie Pat. She’d tripped over the cat that got hit with a bat as she looked at a load of tat on which everyone spat. The vicar wore a hat. The he fell quite flat and got bitten by a gnat and he felt like a prat. Out came Lord John’s brat wearing a flat cap. He wrote a load of pap and had no water in his tap so he got a map and started to clap. A rabbit sat in his lap having a nice nap. Don’t fall into a trap set by ol’ Tom Rapp. Your life will turn into crap and your nerves will snap. POEM Hidayat Take the sound of birds at sunrise and sunset. Add some rich green grass, the fragrance of flowers and a touch of breeze against my face. Mix with the silence of nature. Garnish with awareness of nature all round us. OASIS Len Take a humble cricket club, add some sightscreens and white boundary ropes, with a touch of dusty grey crease marks; mix with lager, naked appeals, daughters and wives, interval drinks and gossip and serve with pitta bread and juicy peppers on crystal trays. or Fine chop the lawn, sweat off the outfield, simmer at square leg, rest at third man, then remove to the dressing room and rest until the sunlight fades, then finally sprinkle the square for tomorrow’s English battle. POEM Brian Clewloe Take some butter and some eggs and flour. Mix some oil and salt and blend with the butter. Take some trees and grass and mix with water, chop and add some salt and blend them. Add some blue sky and cats and dogs and birds and sit in the park and walk round the flowers. Go down to the water to go on the boat to see the people fishing Add some sugar to the bowl and some flowers, and mix in water to make your cake.

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