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All things burnish.
A curtain wall of cloud surrounds
toasted hills and wet black road
with buttermilk.

The blue sky is holding a long note
the warm major chord sings
before the deep breath inward.

As the terraces of cloud
blush lavender
birds wing home to glory-green:
reedbeds fat with summer,
trees reaching with a ready yawn
suntan copper
plough brown.

Tumescent berries harden
crimson in banks of thorn
tweaked to tart-bright nubs
in dark thickets-

the delight of August as she dies
nipples plucked by birds
is slow and beautiful
sweetened with bouts of tears.

In this light
the raincloud greatcloak
smooths the dusk
across fire-set fields, a shade of grey
best fit for a wedding dress
vowing a warm night
and the sleep of tired lovers.
All things burnish
Written in the front passenger-seat of a mini-bus coming home to Great Yarmouth, England, from Killarney in Ireland, specifically a section of road running from the East Midlands into East Anglia.

Not sure if I like it but it is what it is.
He hailed from a floodbowl under a map of white fuel
but did not stay there,
burning up the flat roads with his heels
to drink the wide blue yawn of Norfolk
and knock the sleep from his eyes with ivied oaks,
that stand lonesome by patchy fields.

He missed the fog, egged from swarms of fat jets
the flight-path lullaby,
the humpy-bumpy flags of barley and rapeseed
heights that hang higher than flat Norfolk,
he missed ancient houses bulging white under black thatch,
not thrust flint-square in blocks of chalk.

The salt winds cleaned sweetly in answer
to years of huffed fug,
and coastal roads, California, Scratby
webbed around the broad broads of Norfolk
smoothed his once lumpen views into green frames and blue mirrors,
blown clear, then cloudy with great white alps.
Front cover:…

My new book, Osric Fingerbone and the Boy Murderer has now been released through Amazon.

You can find the draft chapters that formed the root of this book right here on deviantArt, under Dark Gentlemen in my gallery. Within a couple of days you will be able to buy paperback - the ebook is currently on sale!



Get hold of me on here, or email me at

I'm also on facebook.

All the best, power to your art.

camar yo adh

  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Dragonforce / Rodriguez / Bayside
  • Reading: Mistborn
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Eating: Soup
  • Drinking: Ruby Rooster Craft Ale


Michael-Israel Jarvis
Artist | Professional | Literature
United Kingdom
Some facial hair. A living room. Glasses. Hair parting.

Sexy, no?

Current Residence: Great Yarmouth / Northampton - United Kingdom
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Erm, XL probably
Favourite genre of music: Rock usually, but anything that I like the sound of
Favourite photographer: Nomis Sivraj
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: iPod nano
Wallpaper of choice: Montage of Naruto characters
Skin of choice: I like my skin. It keeps my insides in.
Favourite cartoon character: Kyouraku Shunsui
Personal Quote: Fair enough.

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PaintedWolff Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I love your writing, it's much more... real, I guess (sorry, I'm bad at describing things)
Especially Skin Deep; you kept me reading, the story was fanastc. My writing's to dark  XD
Autumn-Hills Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional Writer
Cool, I'll check yours out when I get a chance!

Thank you very much!
kadarian Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
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Autumn-Hills Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you! I'm honoured.
I will be following your blog!
I hope Gravedigger satisfies your appetite for gore and excitement.

I'm on Facebook:

Please stay in touch, and once again, thank you.
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Delorean7 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Happy Birthday!!!
As a small present, here's a link to a great song: [link]
Autumn-Hills Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Twas cool!
Autumn-Hills Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Writer
Cheers dude! Will listen to this in a bit.
Delorean7 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
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