For Richard

Richard Newell,  1944-2003


Blues Oil

In the Chapel of the Blue Smoke.
In the Sanctuary  of Discipline.
Pestered by philosophy. A candle
A bowl A spoon
Charmed by the flicker in a cave.
Troubled by tapping on the glass.
Shoved to the very back. A cradle
A grave A shoe
The Veneration of the Exhibition.
The Postulation  of a Reputation.
Saved by a harmonica. A whole
A half A note

Paul Lisson