Thursday, June 13, 2013

Five Poems by Christopher Barnes

Filming ‘Blood Shot Silk’ – Deleted Scene (38)
One frame inheriting another…
Blood on marble and white roses.
Stand-alone vampire crystallizes into a statue.
The nearest pall-bearer sucks air.  Crushed urn.
Froth overruns chapelry pews
Through a hinge-wrecked door –
An ephemeral embodiment.
Filming ‘Blood Shot Silk’ – Deleted Scene (39)
Take No. 7
In rubescent lamé pyjamas.
Sabrina Roper’s is a skin-deep part,
Moulding exposed nerves
In the screening room.
A moon-buffed kiss on hand.
His Satanic Majesty simpers.
Runaway violin a bedlamite tango…
Chimps neighing over the sobs of men…
Filming ‘Blood Shot Silk’ – Deleted Scene (40)
The picture palace reviews
May get off-the-beam
About the overacting.
Hold the focus,
Instantaneous sunrise behind a shot -
Costumes: the fantasia keeps time
With a hue and cry.
The limelit alehouse at dead of night.
Our Stunt Co-ordinater isn’t exasperated
By bee swarms in gusts,
Nor the beg-hard grimace
On Manola Dean’s hauled up face.
Filming ‘Blood Shot Silk’ – Deleted Scene (41)
Fuzz on Bevan’s palms
Flaunted as the transom’s pegged.
Simon, the Boom Operator, tips to the left.
Cut to…billboard puffing the movie show ‘Nosferatu’.
Camera 6 whirls to Sabrina Roper
In the ruck of a bee-keepers net.
A schnauzer piddles in floorboards.
The relinquished rocking chair teeters
Indicating tea, sandwiches
And a twist-ragged Script Conference.
Filming ‘Blood Shot Silk’ – Deleted Scene (42)
Smoke machine on a brae…
A hog spews on moss.
Effervescence in dirty sky.
Disfigured colour sergeant gains time,
Pulls out a smooth-bore.
Snigger, incandescent flash.
The dream is taking flesh.
Drumroll on soundtrack – mental note.
The regular steps of the fait accompli
May be fair-weather, deleted.
Christopher Barnes first collection LOVEBITES is published by Chanticleer.  Each year he reads at Poetry Scotland ’s Callander Poetry Weekend.  He also writes art criticism which has been published in Peel and Combustus magazines.

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