For St Francis of Assisi, with sadness…
The Eschalator Canticles converse with St Francis’ Canticle of the Creatures, lamenting a planet that is on the verge of a climate catastrophe while laying bare man’s struggle with himself, and with the society he has has created.
‘Meanwhile, this insouciance
this little blue acrylic fishbowl kit
bounces along in its experimental way
clouds, sun, buds, birds
slightly out of focus spent belief
in a lifeline knotted string of days’ — ‘Sister Mother Earth’