Paper Images of Sound and Listening


The swarthy sward bites hard in the crucible

of sound pounded softly to those insensible,

inflexible pieces of ground locked in concert

with rising raking voices, of shed tears inert.

Silver flows the mercury of time in our times

with so unfashionably new nursery rhymes.

Sublime remains the passion of an acidic fruit

left untended on every greengrocers barrow

twisting like helter-skelter by a sinful arrow

with a burning turning kernel in every root.


Malek Montag,

Rochester, 2016


Photo credit: Malek Montag, 2016


Follow me on Twitter @Malek_Montag15


About malekmontag

I am a writer and a wage-slave, and proud father of George Giraffe. I live in the UK, but I exist everywhere. My first stories were published this year (2016) in Short Stories and Tall Tales (Atla Publishing). Follow me on Twitter @Malek_Montag15. My Work is also available on
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