Seaside Beauties

My response to dVerse Poets Pub OpenLinkNight #176 For tonight’s Open Link I have reworked an old poem I wrote as a bit of fun last October about seaside beauty contests, which fascinated me when I was a child on day trips with my grandmother. I was reminded of it when I looked out of […]


My response to Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo Prompt – Crypt – #writephoto  In the whispering shadow-play of the crypt, Light flickers and darkness drips, Spreading like candle wax, an eerie estuary Where life meets death in the ancient ossuary. Bones crumble in catacombs, Phantoms mumble in marble tombs; Motes dance on a stale breath of air, […]

Cracking the Knuckle Clock

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Tale Weaver #78 July 28th – Waiting   Waiting, Counting minutes with each crack Of the knuckle clock, Each tick followed by a tock. Scanning, Searching crowds for her face, Feeling out of place, Longing for her embrace. Shuffling, Rearranging aching feet On cracks of cruddy concrete, Sweltering in the heat. […]

Impression of the Sea

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille July 27th 2016 “one with nature” In this episode of Heeding Haiku With … Chèvrefeuille has challenged us to create a haiku while going out into nature, becoming ‘one with nature’ and capturing that moment in ‘an impression in the form of a haiku’, using all of our […]