Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem is an ekphrastic one inspired by a wolf calendar photo. The October wolf’s grey paws seemed to join it to the rock it stood on, so the connection between wolf and Earth seemed a good topic for a mirror poem. Here it is:
Wolves 2012 Calendar, October Star Wolf
fire melting gold
fall full flow
leaves oval shaped
seem to poke
fun behind rump
on thin reaching branches
both stand on rock, green and grey coloured
under strong running legs
paws resemble plinths
keep head grounded
feminine tongue smiles
sunrise eyes shine
below mountain peaks
Hi, it’s G.G. Howling, fiction writing correspondent at the greenYgrey inspired by highly successful writer J.K. Rowling.
The new chapter of the X Files parody begins with thoughtful information mixing the greenYgrey rebranding with Irkutsk maps and symbols, before Bert the butterfly enters the story.
After a tad too much time travelling, the episode ends with a little literary nonsense poem that rhymes A-B-A-B-A-B-A-B-A-B.
XaW Files Chapter 1 Episode 9
I felt at home looking at the Irkutsk map, as it seemed to have everything that the new rebranding of the greenYgrey has to offer, with large areas of green and grey, and a yellow Y shape in the middle.
I also liked the Irkutsk coat of arms, featuring Dauria the Siberian tiger amongst lots of old-fashioned greenygrey, but not so much that it was carrying a sable.
So I liked the greenYgrey Irkutsk Oblast district one better:
A butterfly called Bert then got in on the greenYgreying act, so I asked him if he’d seen anything of our Wolfhol.
He said there was a lot of greenygreyness around Irkutsk, but he didn’t know if any of it had been created by Andy. We looked all around the city, but couldn’t find any signs of Wolfhol, so Bert asked if we’d fancy some time-travelling.
We jumped at the chance, and were soon flying through time. However, we must have jumped too high, and found ourselves back in the early 1900s club.
It looked a lovely design,
but wasn’t really Wolfhol’s style,
I looked for an immaculate sign,
with horses waiting a while,
Sibiryakov had a glass of wine,
while Bert fluttered for a mile,
I suggested we follow the line,
down the street in single file,
and if we don’t find Wolfhol it’s fine,
at the arc we’ll take another time trial.
Hi, it’s Jack Wolfpac, legendary travel writing poet satirical comedy correspondent at the Greenygrey, inspired by Jack Kerouac. Here’s the latest post from the Greenygrey/Grey/greenYgrey’s third epic fantasy travel by Google Maps; the search for Andy Wolfhol across Eurasia.
The poem is a seven stanzas quintain rhyming ABAAB, unlike the limericks of the last episode, which rhyme AABBA.
It looked like the Greenygrey was hot on the trail of the A.W.O.L Andy Wolfhol in the last chapter of the poetically funny X Files parody XaW Files. I can’t help but think GG has gone a bit off the trail in the sixth chapter, researching and poetically documenting the life of Yerofey Khabarovsk.
Poem about Khabarovsk
Hi, it’s G.G. Howling, fiction writing correspondent at the Greenygrey inspired by J.K. Rowling. I know enough about fiction writing to know that a little background and history is necessary, and that it’s best to fit it into the narrative of the story.
However, I also know that it’s important to keep the story progressing, and don’t know if Khabarovsk is going to be important at the end.
Then again, the Greenygrey doesn’t know that either yet, as it’s still searching for our Wolfhol. Some breather chapters and fillers are often a good idea anyway, and there’s some good info and poetry within this chapter, although all done in a loopy literary nonsense style of course.
XaW Files Chapter 6: Khabarov Stroganov Tretyakov Art History Mix
so well planned
I never got lost.
Named after Khabarov
an adventurer entrepreneur
once manager for Stroganovs.
Stroganovs were an important family
remembered in food and art
like latter’s showpiece Tretyakov gallery.
There’s Morning in a Pine Forest
with a bear family looking cutest.
The Bogatyrs by Vasnetsov
has three warriors
and a greenYgrey background.
Alenushka looking demure reflecting above a pool was another Vasnetsov picture.
Khabarov was second to the Amur
after Poyarkov’s three-year expedition
three years before.
Khabarov was there in 1649-50
returning from 1650-53
end of history after refusing expedition 3.
I hope there was a happy ending for Yerofey
because his first name has two Ys
and rhymes with Greenygrey.
After the Greenygrey left to search for the A.W.O.L. Andy Wolfhol on April 1st it soon found itself travelling around Kamchatka. We have since discovered that Swedish rock band Kamchatka released an album named The Search Goes On in February.
Greenygrey’s search hadn’t even started, but it’s now in a similar Kamchatka search as Kamchatka the band were three months ago.
XaW Files Episode 4 :
Around Kamchatka Shore
I must thank Karaginsky
for it did release me
in a downward direction
shot out its southern section.
Only resting in Palana
after rounding Kamchatka
I paddled all day, one way
come what may, to Penzhina Bay.
After widening an exhausted smile
resting on the mouth in a pile
I fell asleep dreaming I ran
waking two bays away in Magadan.
Trees are starting to spring green in the northern hemisphere now, with buds opening to leaves under the warming sun. These poetry thoughts date back to the autumn-winter, when storms had uprooted a tree.
Trees without leaves
look at home
when the sun doesn’t shine.
Trees with roots
bitten from earth
look more balanced.
Trees look like bells
when out of their womb
dumbbells and barbells.
Trees of life
weighted with birds
raised high by humanity.
Trees stand for sacrifice
branches welcome visitors
axe and chainsaw.
Trees look cold
naked to the bone
lying in the lumber yard.
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