Saturday, 27 May 2017

A Driving Song

Avuncular, brush moustache

white TR6
black trim


- to be nearer the blue heaven

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Night Visitors

Photo: Su Joy

I neglected to move a pile a timber left over from our building project. I'm so glad that I did. These delightful creatures, sadly in serious decline, raid the cat bowl at around 11:30 every evening. The other night there were three of them. Some nights they share the bowl with the cats - completely ignoring each other.

Sunday, 14 May 2017



earth colour - and the house, all at sea…


light and shadow

seen through a filter, green and yellow

and is this the place where you are now?

The idea of you, you being nowhere
absurd, absurd

song in the wind, song of the bird
for as long as it lasts, the fleeting moment
in which you are now here

If I could imagine such a place
a place for you

then this would be 
the place

the sea at sixty - blue, granular

fractures of light

I think you are here
your signal 
breaks through

I have imagined, 
we have imagined 

such a place

Monday, 8 May 2017

Hazel, A303

We pass this way once more. It happens once
or maybe every other year, 
take to the low road that leads into the West
and at the place between solid castle and pliant hazel
the verge undulates, trees strobe by the windows.
Hazel… Z & L, the sought for glimpse
of the terracotta cottage where you wore wisdom
like a man wears a hat, you - slender like hazel
carrying knowledge, knowledge of the small things -
the shadow of the nightjar, the impress of the deer hoof 
like teardrops in the mud 
carried knowledge like a staff
the shape of the earth 
and the forked twigs
like diviners that twitch
at the source, the sweet kernel
encased in a shell
shaded in the colour that heals.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

The Time Is

I haven’t seen a watch or clock in so long
I’m not sure I know how to tell
the time anymore. Just snow,
feathers of snow, snow the enhancer,
sound muffler, absorber
and the green sighs of the pines
hollow stalks, pebbles 
some the colour of copper
others white as bones.


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