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Unloved The whole house echoed With emptiness Spectres of past lives Crouched helpless In cobwebby corners Surrounded by Aromas of damp Tornados of dust Stains of neglect And rust A narrow staircase A leaking roof Peeling paper Were not enough To put them off Tenderly nurturing A wreck into a home Image found on www.dailymail.co.uk
When things go wrong When things go wrong Stand tall and quiet Don’t make a song and dance about it Try to get Where you want to be Even on bad days Keep perspective A sense of humour Breathe And smile
but here’s one anyway. Equinox Autumn equinox is here, Unsettling leaves And sending shivers Through the air. Beech and ash are turning now And fields are furrowed by the plough. Startled from its nest of grass, A hare lopes away as walkers pass. In early evening’s gold and mottled light Of low rays warning of […]
The Little Mermaid Stave 2 On the day the mermaid turned fifteen, As the sun Dipped Slowly Into The deep, She rose like a bubble and burst through to see Coral clouds glitter, the evening star gleam. Buoyed on the ocean, with one raised sail, Was a three-masted ship. She was entranced in the wavering […]
Grasshoppers Sitting by the side of the road On the edge of town At the end of summer In the harvest dust Catching gilded grasshoppers Giggling at nature’s whimsies Until our bodies ached Repulsed by button black eyes Rustling paperiness As they flexed and contracted Built up power Triggered Into a leap Of brilliant wing […]