sonnet 1

      
squeal or swallow light
     flickered fecundity  \eloquence
   a tangerine twister
       brook lime flower Aceldama
     bloodshed scene crimson
     petal cell cuplike hollow steady
     one seeded
     edacious stream jocular pertained
    edaphone living    organism
     indigenous another decomposing
     green in spectrum yellow
     if blue like
    vegetable foliage / envious
        burst / pale saffian






     sonnet 2


              sky

            dividing blush  /lipstick
            edge driven   scratch   scowl
            cow lash folding


           cloud  fugacious/ loop
          vent drip vaginating
           ooze to obdurate white
                                                                                                      

           discomfort bough languid
             luscious/ leaf /lime rayed/ finger                    
             acrylic blue / light star/ star
                                                                                                        
              taught temporal toccata
             under root   compound solid rigid
           outer whorl  green  whorl livid  whorl
                                                                                                     
                              sky





                                                                                        
sonnet 3

 songbird


 scour   and bare rasp / berried
   scrub  sabulous skinned                  

                                                                                                                          
 and fixing| forming                                                                                                                                                        


            transluce rub  eyes for
            orchard exclusion from
            pointing outwards spiced                       
            wine  lymph node and print
            quills brink resistor
            device
            jurisdiction
            of glosses or commentaries
            moss graveolent / rank
                                 

 guttiferous 
gum yield    air
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          






       sonnet 4



          sun/set  lem on     d
 
               tracing  paper  faux
         an  ersatz glazing tree   roll on
                                      
               to upper   feel     d
        
 lemon remorse   acerbic flanging
               and gentle     ro    ll ing
               our  brittle oaths|||||
                      and    colours  
                      recharging to knife thick  / flick
                      pastel smear and li   / li   lac
                       and oh / range cut slice
                          and rip
                      ripe on  and
             on          rolling






     sonnet 5


    stream  oak   leaf
   lachrymal drench secreting organ
 fringed
scrutiny
appraisal adjective
  tear shaped mighty weeper/ sweep

    refringence to crack pine
  coned knot /    agitation
dank indifferent the song
 insipid   recubation
falter line curvaturing the degree
  a line of surface
rapacious by extortion  /sun
          now pastoral resuscitation
ancestral green/ acrid green / pool  green -          baize
                                                                              


      James McLaughlin 2013