Elephant Eternity

Elephant Eternity

Elephants walking under juicy-leaf trees
Walking with their children under juicy-leaf trees
Elephants elephants walking like time

Elephants bathing in the foam-floody river
Fountaining their children in the mothery river
Elephants elephants bathing like happiness

Strong and gentle elephants
Standing on the earth
Strong and gentle elephants
Like peace

Time is walking under elephant trees
Happiness is bathing in the elephant river
Strong gentle peace is shining
All over the elephant earth


from Blue Coffee - Poems 1985 -1996 (Bloodaxe, 1996), copyright © Adrian Mitchell 1996, used by permission of the author

Recordings

Adrian Mitchell

Adrian Mitchell Reading from his Poems

1A Flying Song

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2Icarus Schmicarus

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3My Mother and Father or Why I Began to Hate War

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4Remember Suez?

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5Veteran with a Head Wound

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6The Dust

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7Nostalgia - Now Threepence Off

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8Fifteen Million Plastic Bags

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9Song about Mary

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10Elephant Eternity

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11A Year Passes, as Years Do

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12Life Is A Walk Across A Field

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13My Friend the Talking Elevator of Tokyo

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14In My Two Small Fists

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15to all our friends

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16Englanding

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17Leaflets

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18What to Do if You Meet Nijinsky

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19The Ballad of the Familiar Stranger

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20Tissue Paper Flowers

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21Not Fleeing but Flying

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22The Last Goofs on Earth say Sorry to their Favourite Star

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23The Famous Battle

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24Playground

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25Roundabout

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26Pour Soul

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27Thanks to my Dog in an Hour of Pain

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28Disguise

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29King Lear's Fool Waves Goodbye

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30William Blake says: Every Thing That Lives Is Holy

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Books by Adrian Mitchell