Sunday, 11 August 2019


When it comes to rhyming 'all along the line' (see yesterday's post), there is surely no more accomplished exponent than Kay Ryan. I just came across this one again –

Chinese Foot Chart
Every part of us
alerts another part.
Press a spot in 
the tender arch and
feel the scalp
twitch. We are no
match for ourselves
but our own release.
Each touch 
uncatches some
remote lock. Look,
boats of mercy
embark from 
our heart at the
oddest knock.