Word Fish

Word Fish I read eyes screwed,mouthing silent words Carp or goldfish out of the pond eyes glazed Words shaken and spilled across the table Not food yet for a stranded fish Ideas like unbudded lily pads float beside me My feeble movements push a pile of words into a line I need a barrier on … More Word Fish

Noble Trouble

Noble trouble An Awdl Gywydd – Welsh Poetry form Life is packed with trouble Are we noble in it’s face Stand up clad in gossamer as a dreamer in the race Or will we stand clad in steel Show we feel joy and sorrow Have the depth to fight our foes Strengthen goals for tomorrow

Would I look?

Would I look at you ,the same ,” regardless” if your eyes were filled with pain I would probably look closer, more information to obtain I might want to support you in your struggle to survive To try to hold a mirror to the you behind the pain and strife I would want to demonstrate … More Would I look?

Oh sweet lover

Oh sweet lover Have you recovered Do you ever miss me Regret being free Remember my smile Feel  a ghostly presence awhile Does it ever make you blue Though life has moved on its true Oh ex sweet lover Have you recovered Do I haunt the odd dream Make you restless between your life’s normal … More Oh sweet lover

Where do you stand?

Where do you stand, in  the summary of your life Top, bottom, or middle, or just a worker in the hive Are you on the treadmill, running out of control Trying to please everybody, multiple roles Do you see your flaws, rather than your strengths Give to others, go to any lengths Feel stressed and … More Where do you stand?


Castle magic – englyn penfry I conjure it with magic- castle fair Just don’t stare,  fall or panic My creation huge gigantic Floating in the air so near  – carrion  A clarion call for all fear Darkness not my plan be clear I have miscalculated – magic dark Foulness spark, my spell fated Goodness, has … More Magic 

Stars realign

A Villanelle  Dark days become nights the stars don’t align  in this nightmare world of retrograde time Stare into the cosmos look for a sign Spiral out of control, lost life’s design You were my anchor now gone such a crime Dark days become nights the stars don’t align Need to find a new path … More Stars realign


I wake to the bright clear light through the walls of the tent, palace  best describes  this insubstantial building   I stretch in the soft comfort of my bed   The air smells warm, overlaid by dust and earth  there is a cacophony of noise chirruping crickets  competing with the soft and raucous sounds of birds … More Adventure


I walk the city suburbs   with tree lined streets on a pleasant summers day with a modicum of heat a pleasant perambulation that sort of,          has me freaked  the hum and rumble of engines  vibration in the air the noise of grounded traffic  stuck in  a       rat run abetted … More Congestion

Relationship turmoil

Cause and effect No time to reflect React, enact Don’t consider the impact Starting the chain Emotions retain Your actions confuse That’s really bad news My head is spinning  My anger is winning We need to regroup Not jump through hoops Cause and effect No time to reflect React, enact That ways a trap