Journalism in Verse – EST. 2016


The White Bull [AUDIO]

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There were black tire rimmed hooves
with a metallic white haired 

steaming screaming snout

ringed and down the Las Ramblas
left to right right to left

ramming the people of Las Ramblas
one fine white line
down the pine needled middle

of Barcelona
of our heart.

La Boqueria had bruised fruit
minced meat
filleted fish

twisted limbs
offal and eyeballs
bloodied mud

of us
of our heart.

a fine white hair away
Bar Marsella has its drink ghosts

Hemingway and Dali

a dreamed thinned moustache
one perfect pencilled sentence 

of them
of our heart.

offal and eyeballs
horror horned white haired
Goya gorged
in the packed thigh of Las Ramblas

 we sang a hymn

of us
of our heart.


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Mark Tarren is a poet and writer who has recently escaped the big city and now resides in rural North Queensland, Australia. He loves to read, write love sonnets and drink red wine.

Image, “The Cid Campeador Attacking a Bull with His Lance”, by Francisco de Goya.

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