Footprints to the Past

A villanelle in response to imaginary garden with real toads – The Tuesday Platform   A simple flint tool left the world aghast, unearthed on a crumbling North Norfolk shore, led to fossilised footprints from the past.   Found on a coastline that’s receding fast in the Norfolk village of Happisburgh, a simple flint tool […]

The Calm Before the Storm

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge #107   A fickle mistress is the sea Sailors know her intimately One day a tranquil incandescence The next a crashing effervescence Throwing wrecks up on the shore Love-struck sailors crave for more Guided by stars and constellations Seduced by their night-time scintillations And by the magnificence of […]


My response to dVerse Poets Pub Quadrille #6 – Shimmer   The ice queen stared at her frozen looking-glass heart shimmering glimmering its patina of ice scintillating in brittle fragility waiting for the crack of an unfaithful fist the slow-motion shimmy and shatter of smithereens a flurry of pulverised promises each fragment reflecting his face […]