INSIDE THE RACK HOUSES (Ditties.)

INSIDE THE RACK HOUSES (Ditties.)
Written by Taylor John.

I.
I have, casted out – a, New Moon. (Hear, Hear! Let’s – take, Time: to – contrude..!)
(If – The, Simple Line: is – on, offering – soon: I, have – casted: A, New Moon..!)
If – Peace: have – no, tie : the, Gold – would, be found and The Visit for it – would, there be fine; if – The Heart (of it) – wanted, to be heard – it would, expel – even, a mere – whimper? Wouldn’t – be, censored? Stretched – all, heart – and, mere Order?
Call – your, own – Weather! (Whether – you, sneak: A Peek!) Tell – what, is his and what is thine: inside – the, rack houses..
Lop off, the steel – to dress, it’s awkward – fat, heels! Salvage – the, existing poles! And, then – paint, your face bright! Salvage – the, existing poles: (tired – of, the fright?)

II.
You – hold, me – like, a came: of – stained glass – from, your sweet window pane?
(You – hold me, like a came?)

I’ll – fill, The Dustpan: and – skip, the vein? (You – hold me, like a came?)

Sit – on, the ground! (There’s – one!) Just – slide, it – this, way! (Sit – on, the ground!) (You – hold me, like a came?)

III.
I’ll, book me – a, cant hook? To – move, her: my – weighty, heartfelt Log? (I’ll, book me – a, cant hook?)

Back, to the log Chapel? Or, Hog? Back, to The Boozes’ Lone Saddle? (Is – it, more of a sitting-shoe?) (Yeah – I hear, it’s quite a view?) I’ll, book me – a, cant hook – I, have – no, disguise? I, wouldn’t – Dear: try – to raise, an eye? (I, have – no, guilt – of, my disguise?) I’ll – colour, you: A Pink Moon? (If – not, a queer eye – nor, muddled treatise?) One, more – wedded, long leg? (I’ll – colour, you: A Pink Moon?)

IV.
I’ll, give you a graceful exit: (think – I’ll, hold up with The Grape!) It’s – that, wayward Suffex! (I’ll – refrain! Refrain! Refrain!)

V.
Will – pin, no: Poster Girl! And – greet, no other Dance! With – all, the lucid Light – to, fill; will – pin: no – Poster Girl!

VI.
They’ve – been, of a few hundred handfuls! They – are, fewer – a, precious dew!
This, snout’s ring – is, not yet torn – but, new; it – ah, boasts: of – no, workable scorn.

Ebony – is, her cutest murmur: (she – has, a golden fiery’ bitter’ ember – of, hot blue);
Ebony – is, her cutest murmur: (in, sequence of line – of, a Black Beauty);
Ebony – is, her cutest murmur: (of – Lust’s, busy hour – for, the art of the lute);

Absolute – has, her – of, Day: (phone-calls, of low-times – but, too – of, gidday’s);
Absolute – has, her – of, Day: (those, things – that, make most folk guise, in their Charades);

Whether – a, dim Light – grows, bright;
If – they, do not – approve: (of – our, love-ful Night);
If – they, do not – approve: (our, Multitude: whether, dim – nor, shrewd – will, forever shine – so, bright..!)

VII.
Her, holes – have, been filled: (by – a, lover’s goal);
Her, holes – have, been filled: (by – a, soldier’s wail);
Her, holes – have, been filled: (by – a, seagull’s flurry);
Her, holes – have, been filled: (by – a, poet’s belly..)

VIII.
The, curd – is, the utter of her perfectness: (the reality – is, that: we, each – discard, of the other);
The, curd – is, the utter of her perfectness: (the, birth – from, a gutter!)

IX.
No, need – to, ramble: ten thousand, lines : (she, must – be, the one – you, love);
No, need – to, ramble: ten thousand, lines : (to – impeach, on her nestled-up blood!)

X.
The needle, has her – to, the foot: (it’s, like – a great divide – of, ‘What, if – I, should?’)
The needle, has her – to, the foot: (it’s, traveled – the v e i n s – from, h e a d t o
t o e; to – God knows, what brook);
L o v e – a, sobbing t h r o w: (it, marries – the filth, the rain, and the snow..):

Dream – of, Love: (the, all good – biggest, spatter);
Dream – of, Love: (hold, her…..please – hold, her – matter!)

XI.
The further, her existence – as, The Needle – tries, to find her: directly – to, see it :
(She is, tonight – a, faint thing!
The further, her existence – as, The Needle – tries, to find her: directly – to, see it:
‘I’m, busy now – ring me, at nine-thirty/ten-to-ten!’
The further, her existence – as, The Needle – tries, to find her: directly – to, see it..

XII.
O what, a thing – when, The Players, go on strike:
(O what, a thing – her – elaborate, self-strife);
My wallet, is dry: not, moist – my, Love; my, heart – a, wayward dart?
(Of – one, Shepherd: with – his, lost sheep : his, Heart!)
O what, a thing – when, The Players, go on strike:

XIII.
Cool – for, her Landlord’s mistletoe’ land-line – wet:
(The eyes, of Pain – will, pay for it);
Cool – for, her Landlord’s mistletoe’ land-line – wet:
(Oh – her, Dial – however, so dialectic);
Cool – for, her Landlord’s mistletoe’ land-line – wet:
(Here – comes, the regret; the, lone’ way);
Cool – for, her Landlord’s mistletoe’ land-line – wet:
(‘O beg, you – break, away….away..!’)

XIV.
Light – forms, over – the, broadest Gaiety:
(Whilst – Lust, and Love – adore, the Piety);
Light – forms, over – the, broadest Gaiety:
(A, humble man’s Liability..)

XV.
The Ghoul, has – a, floral coat:
(She, gave me – her, last Kiss; and – I, died);
The Ghoul, has – a, floral coat:
(Etched, with – a, dressing – of:
Secluded line..)

XVI.
If, words – could, Sway:
(Love – would, turn RED; and –
Fill, the isolated GILL : like – of, a Bay);
If, words – could, Sway:
(Art – would, turn WHITE; and –
Fill, the isolated TRILL : like – of, a grey Day):
(Both – still; a, loosened trait; a, nestled Mule..)

XVII.
The line – has, THE DEAD: raised – a-quicken : (those – cheaper, Smiles – that, Cross, thou Mind);
The line – has, THE DEAD: raised – a-quicken : (on – those, Knees; on –
Those, love’ bleats – of, Time..)

XVIII.
Why – she,
Sees: her, legs – and, toes – are, Son: to – be, without – their, absurd Mother : (of –
The Nestle – of, THE BLUE);
How – she, would Glee – on, her PROMISE : to – teach, Anew: The, new Scouter : (of –
The Nestle – of, THE BLUE);
(THE NEEDLE – now, The Pouter; The Obtuse): Good, glad – child! (The Nestle – Of,
THE BLUE..)

XIX.
I’ve, bitten – my, Language – with, a quiet Lark:
(No, reply – for, it is DARK);
I’ve, bitten – my, Language – with, a quiet Lark:
(The, filthy – mouthed, Lunatic; feathered – with,
An Arc – of, a riddled TRIP..)

XX.
The way – I’m, SLEEPING: (I, couldn’t – catch, the birds – that, Flirt);
The way – I’m, SLEEPING: (I, couldn’t – Dance, at all – at, her);
The way – I’m, SLEEPING: (I, couldn’t – watch, The Tides – fall, away – to,
The Sand);
The way – I’m, SLEEPING: (I, couldn’t – learn, to ever be – her, better man..)

XXI.
Manner – has, an awkward Nook: (it – is,
Of: a, telling off; rather, than – of,
A telling – of, STORIES);

Manner – has, an awkward Nook: (it – is,
An Intrusion; an, ode – to,
“Life, begins at forty?”)

(Let’s, SNEEZE: all; and – for; had – Been:
(And – all, THE MORE);
Let’s, SNEEZE – Darling : let’s –
Blow, on – THE SHORE..!)

XXII.
My, NEIGHBOURS – are, Birds:
(With – one, Little Word : that –
Has,
Not yet – of, abuse : to –
My, ear);
My, NEIGHBOURS – are, Birds:
(They – wipe, their mouths – frequently, as –
They bare:
One, Little Rag – from,
The Cherry Tree..)

XXIII.
I, yarn – as, one cares – for, his family: I, am – THE GROTTO;
I, darn – my words, into quite a loud alarm: I, am – THE GROTTO;
I, have – great, BIG TEETH – to, bite – THE NERVE: I, am – THE GROTTO;
I, have – women, hidden : in – my, BLOOD: I, am – THE GROTTO;
I, live – in, a Wilderness: I, am – THE GROTTO!

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