This week’s cue word is Journey
To Bring You My Love
The night train watchman bids her a safe journey behind his mask,
And sails away along the carriage in search of fish the bigger to fry.
And she – she winds back her thoughts to a lady and a lord –
DNA domina, DNE domine,
The repetition makes the same sound as does her train
Clattering along rails under English skies.
A metal crate on wheels and track, parting mountains and rivers
To take her fast to her childhood love and a solemn pact.
Quickly now hurry, DNA-DNE-DNA-DNE, before my boy takes
His final breath, before he…
“My Dear, which train shall I take to bring you my love? For the love of poets is vast and unbound, and many a reflection may be seen in scripts from their souls. Cryptic. A puzzle. A treasure map to the heart. Meet me there in words yet said. Match my love with time yet spent. Reciprocate the loving sentiment with your own true words of poetic beauty.”
Words: by Ford, extract from The Remains of She, the upcoming collaboration between Spira and Ford.
Art images: Spira and Ford. Train images: Marklin, Hornby, Lima. Stafford castle photos unknown.
March 10. 2021.