John Carder Bush
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John Carder Bush (born 1944) is a British writer, poet, and photographer. He is the eldest brother of Kate Bush.
The Creation Edda (1970)
- Embla lies with each thing,
Ask looks and knows.
they depart and separate.
- On the ice flow they grip,
cut, twist, break open seeds
throwing out the white salt,
revive volcanic dreams:
unable to satisfy
their diminuated lust
the allegoric flesh
learns the thrill of return.
Control: A translation (1974)
- When Man comes at me
do I rein in the stallion,
or let him meet the hooves?
- When Woman comes at me
do I let her take the bridle,
or turn away the head?
- When I
the grass gets cropped.
Jig of Life (1985)
- Can't you see where memories are kept bright?
Tripping on the water like a laughing girl.
Time in her eyes is spawning past life,
One with the ocean and the woman unfurled,
Holding all the love that waits for you here.
Catch us now for I am your future.
A kiss on the wind and we'll make the land.
Come over here to where When lingers,
Waiting in this empty world,
Waiting for Then, when the lifespray cools.
For Now does ride in on the curl of the wave,
And you will dance with me in the sunlit pools.
We are of the going water and the gone.
We are of water in the holy land of water
And all that's to come runs in
With the thrust on the strand.