Paradise Cobbled

Cobbles have been laid over paradise With stables for carriages and horses, Bawdy taverns, markets, court masques and plays. Life does not follow preordained courses, Cherishing what you have is good practice For tomorrow may well be its demise. Cobbles have been laid over paradise With stables for carriages and horses; They have taken an […]

Satisfaction          

Through windows,  I’ve watched the changing season, The persistent shift of shapes and colours, Until I’m enticed into the garden, Where I’m ambushed by rampageous brambles, And underfoot soil sinks as I amble. The tree stump by the gate slowly decays, Colonised by fungi, ants and beetles; Overhanging birches obstruct my way Through a forest […]

A Seaside Sonnet

The second of the three unsuccessful poems I dig my toes in shifting grains of sand, Eroded rock, disintegrated shell, Let shingle drift away from palm of hand To land in foaming lace of ocean’s swell. By increments surrounded by the tide, That ebbs and flows and rises to my thigh, I am enchanted by […]