30 June 2006

Pollen of Words

Pollen of Words
June 2006:
Pollen of Words @ Hull Central Library during the
Hull Literatur Festival - Humber Mouth 2006.

Inspired by this piece writer Becky Cherriman
composed a poem:

Pollen of Words

In this shuffling church of books,
a congregation of lexicons huddles together
and mutters.

I ignore the stoic majority,
liking instead the quiver of verpönt, segel,
the hummingbird wing of stimme,
their clamour for attention from
a whisper of people
passing.