Friday, 13 July 2018

another autumn



another autumn
the rot reaching
into the heartwood

first published in Tinywords, July 2018



winter gloaming
I stroke the spine
of an old book



summer afternoon
a tabby pats the cursor
with her furry paw


Friday, 6 July 2018

dandelions



dandelions
the world before
being blown off




July heat
children as lively
as lizards




her lush hair
smelling of horsetail
summer fields


Saturday, 30 June 2018

this solitude



this solitude
even too sweet
I eat a leaf of sorrel

previously unpublished



quiet heat
a helicopter lands on
the water lily leaf

previously unpublished



so little needed
on the parched roadside
blooming gold moss

previously unpublished


Friday, 22 June 2018

new-mown meadow



new-mown meadow
the souls of flowers and herbs
go to heaven

previously unpublished



rainbow God is LGTB

previously unpublished



a bumblebee drinks
from a cup of morning glory
summer heat

previously unpublished




Friday, 8 June 2018

a cow lying



a cow lying
in the alder’s shadow
the pretty redhead

previously unpublished



at midday
in the blue sky
apparition of the moon

previously unpublished



through a small
window of time
a rye field

previously unpublished


Friday, 25 May 2018

trembling jelly



trembling jelly
of the early spring evening
stabbed by a heron

previously unpublished



viola da gamba
between her thighs
baroque sadness

previously unpublished



the scales fell
from lakeside poplars
autumn clarity

previously unpublished


Thursday, 10 May 2018

song thrush at dusk



song thrush at dusk
bidding farewell to each day
as if it were the last

first published in Chrysanthemum, spring 2018



hurting me
with a light touch
summer breeze

previously unpublished



summer sunrise
the urgency of time
on our hands

previously unpublished