What are the dangers of dreams Infernal fantastic tortuous schemes The paths that lead to danger Leading us to falling in love with a stranger Life set, priorities to be met Plans in place, moving apace, direction set Train moving, tracks straight, becoming truly stulifying All mapped, feeling trapped, not so surprising Happiness comes and … More Dreams

Heart the metaphor

What is this about the heart An illusion in love, used so much in art Songs and sonnets, plays and books Breaking hearts, heart sick Love is a product of the mind Involving emotions, hormones running blind Attraction starts not from the heart That’s really not the part Maybe from a glance that stirs the … More Heart the metaphor

Window view

Slatted view of falling snow Concerns grow as flakes fall Nature’s beauty on display Feeding birds sway and stall Samantha Beardon © 2018

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