Craig Dobson

Craig has had poems published in The London Magazine, The North, The Rialto, Agenda, Stand, New Welsh Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Acumen, Under the Radar, Magma, Skylight 47, Orbis, Ink Sweat and Tears, Prole, Butcher’s Dog, The Interpreter’s House, Poetry Salzburg Review, Lighten Up Online and The Frogmore Papers. He has work forthcoming in Neon, Crannóg and The Poetry Village.



There are llamas in the buttercups.
Parakeets nest above a million suns
of lion’s teeth; we journey on.

Ox-eye daisies constellate the line,
cloaking the embankment. Everywhere’s
shine is verdant, gild or lapis Byzantine.

Details spread their waves, blending
crowded opulence behind astonished glass,
until one child-eyed stare sights neither due

nor memory, only this stilled and brilliant
instant of blooms and beasts caught unremoved,
exquisite at the edge of light.

© 2019 Craig Dobson