Whatsisname

Great Spotted Woodpecker,
your name should be Witwall
or something else not chosen
by that great spotty woodwit,
whoever he was.

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Seagulls

A snow-dome shaken,
a slow Big Bang,
a dimension fulfilled,
an ecstasy of ticker-tape,
banknotes of confetti
spinning down from Heaven,
buoyant till the end –
a row of origami.