Steve Shepherd: two poems



clearly

we woke to foghorns

loud and insistent in the channel.

much too loud I observed

and the possibility of quiet horns

opened up silently.


*****


christmas island, 1957

looking out over the water men reported the sky alight with catherine wheels sea birds in fact ignited by the heat thrown skywards by the pulse



Steve Shepherd writes poems and takes photographs. He used to make radio programmes, mostly jazz.