Consider the birds

Consider the Birds. Copyright D. Archer 2013

Consider the Birds. Copyright D. Archer 2013

In my usual procrastinating style I’ve been meaning to illustrate some of my ramblings for quite a while.

As a fan of the woodcut and lino-cut artwork style and a rather nerdy interest in typography I thought Id combine all the elements in one image.

I can’t promise any more so don”t be under-whelmed by my lack of productivity. You have been warned.

Dave Archer. Copyright D. Archer 2013.




The Mourning Mud

To stand among the outstretched
growing waiting dead
as metal birdsong forward beckons;

To glance last time alog the line
as a thousand hearts
force a tide of crimson tension
taught through every vein;

Over, under cover,
swathes of gunfire,
no time between misses
to look back for pals
the mourning mud will
forever claim.

© Copyright D. Archer October 2011

All too soon silent

Her lover left her
with nothing but
the three worded lie
before off went the gun;
then came the rain
and all too soon silent
went her life.

© Copyright D. Archer October 2011 

Consider the birds

Above the noise,
never landing,
backed by the sun.

From first flight
birds are taught
that to survive
they must remain
above all guns.

© Copyright D.Archer October 2011