Riding the Storm

The air feels heavy with foreboding as colour leaches out of the daylight greyness turns coppery and progresses to near darkness Lightening flares and strobes across the sky as thunder rolls like cannonades the jagged spears tear open the sky the world is      phosophorus illuminated then fades back to near darkness The stormContinue reading “Riding the Storm”


A Haibun – Japenese form that includes a prose poem and a Haiku. Time stood still as You walked into the water spangled mist Memories washed over me The sound of your voice Your smile that special look Drowned by the sound of roaring water Pain intensified Overhead swooping bird  Steals happiness drops sadness MemoriesContinue reading “Memories”


As we walk life’s tortuous paths  we encounter  seasons  as life rolls past Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter pass with certitude  a familiar refrain weather patterns change to unexpected patterns less no snow more rain making the season harder to explain As we walk life’s tortuous paths  our lives are like  seasons  Winter may seem toContinue reading “Seasons”

Padlocked Love.

Padlocked Love So many padlocks Locked with so much love Each locked compartment Bursting at the seams Once upon a time  the symbol of fidelity Lovers clipped them to a rail Threw away the key Thousands of padlocks  Sitting in a row A sign of relationships Waiting time to grow Years pass by and theContinue reading “Padlocked Love.”

My home

Inside my bag are packed the things that fill my heart with joy the faded, threadbare shawl that whispers  a tinplate soldier toy. Inside my bag wrapped well in cloth  a tiny mirror fragment immortalised inside that glass the ghosts of those I love Some memories are intransigent Inside my bag stowed very safe twoContinue reading “My home”

The Line

A SYMETRELLE This is the line do not cross Don’t refuse to talk that’s dumb unjust Don’t Lash out – it will only breed mistrust In relationships lose the moral high ground Chose your reactions wisely, they need to be sound  Your drivers your beliefs turn judgements round Try to think, not just react choicesContinue reading “The Line”


Escape I shut out the  dark cloud of words.      circling like birds above my head         reverberating  penetrating                  piercing like  swords, injury by harsh  sounds  cruel intent                              Continue reading “Escape”

Idle Dream

An Ottava Rima second stanza added a,b,a,b,a,b,c,c Those moments that I have, for idle dream, Are not spent, in the pasts celestial halls might …have … been, won’t change for all I scheme it just means locked doors and closing walls  dream future new, or lose my self esteem  condemn myself to run the wheel,Continue reading “Idle Dream”

Museum of the mind

​Frozen in time, behind windows of glass in the museum of the mind Events from the past  But how clean are those windows?  From the thoughts we revive When we dredge deep, in minds’ recesses for treasures or lines Have some of the mirrors  become distorted,begrimed As we struggle to focus, to keep them alive.Continue reading “Museum of the mind”


Fate Planning a journey my heart races chance to explore unknown places in this world of exciting spaces how to choose, stick a pin that could mean lose or win wish- list checked word by word cut it down by a third I travel far with little fear  leave it to fate, or stay nearContinue reading “Fate”