Between Thistles: Variation #3 by Chloë Callistemon

Between Thistles has grown into something much more than the sum of its and continues to be one of the most exciting writing projects I have been involved with. This variation has been curated by Chloë Callistemon. Chloe’s variation is an experiment in tone; it explores the sense of playfulness and humour that bubbled beneath the surface of the poem.

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Between Thistles: A New Junicho
Started: 12 April 2013 – Finished: 30 April 2013
Written between: Ashley Capes, Chloë Callistemon, Cindy Keong, Chris Lynch, John Wainwright, Andrew Phillips and Rachael Briggs

 

between thistles
the crane’s
Egyptian walk

(Ashley Capes)

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Out! Damn dog
brought the bloody river home!

(John Wainwright)

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Gambon with a fork
of Mirren’s lover
light spools a feast

(Chloë Callistemon)

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recycling at 2:30am
moonlight on bitumen

(Chris Lynch)

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sleepless night
tossing and turning
the same thought

(Cindy Keong)

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bad Saturn! put it down!
Goya should paint a bell on him

(Rachael Briggs)

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the dog tears up
the holy book
without reading it

(Andrew Phillips)

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the tollway flickers
another promise

(Ashley Capes)

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futuristic finches
genetically modified
themselves

(Rachael Briggs)

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Mr Rabbit, the Red Queen,
or Mad Katter’s tea party

(John Wainwright)

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snort awake
to the boom
of Beethoven’s cannon

(Chloë Callistemon)

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Wee Jock leaves his mark
down by the bulrushes

(John Wainwright)

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3 responses to “Between Thistles: Variation #3 by Chloë Callistemon

  1. love the inclusion of beethoven…

  2. Hi Graham, Enjoyed Toddle! Beautiful. Also enjoyed the fun of this – but can you please point me in the direction of learning more about this form (or explain it to me) as I find my brain working to link them and, because I enjoy the individual vignettes, excusing the fact that they still seem quite separate and not fluid. I feel so ignorant….! Please help – if you have a spare mo… Cheers, Laurie.

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