Eyewear is glad to offer two new poems by Mike Loveday this chilly Sunday. Loveday is the editor-publisher of 14 magazine, a published poet, and a student on the MA in Creative Writing at Kingston University. His debut pamphlet is out from HappenStance in 2011.
Beyond the requests -
issued my first day at his factory -
for striped paint, or a ham salad doughnut,
it’s the glass hammer and rubber nails
which come to mind now, as I’m fixing
his image into this.
A middle-aged man, balancing
on a twelve-foot pillar
with his hands.
Not many people
In a white hat, white suit,
he is giving birth
to a clock.
The clock doesn’t want to come out,
but when he finally squeezes it free,
it is wearing a red hat,
and reciting a poem in Welsh.
“Y nos dywell yn distewi”
The poem scans
grabs the man’s collar
him off the pillar.
poems by Mike Loveday; published with permission of the author.
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