2 poems by Andrew Taylor

Slight Rain Here


Among gravel

weeds


you can make

sculptures


or pick wild

flowers


for the kitchen

table


Rosemary thyme

mint


Scent familiar

after rain


Sunrise 6.11 a.m.

for S.O.


To be rid

of work dreams

to walk lanes

first thing

with the glow

of light

keeping us

from the void


A spider

crosses

the breakfast

table

on which

stands

a bowl

of shelled peas


Clouds

at pace

grey over

white

gentle

rustle of

a brown

paper bag


Breeze

drops

fresh stillness


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Andrew Taylor is the author of two full collections of poetry from Shearsman Books. He

is currently working on his third, due in 2021. He is the author of Adrian Henri: A Critical

Reading (Greenwich Exchange, 2019). He lives in Nottingham where he teaches Creative

Writing and English at Nottingham Trent University.