Friday, 12 May 2017

The road is long...

Visiting the last of the Aged Ps in a care home today. M in L is looking very frail; she will be 100 in a month.
The radio is on in in the background  as I hold her hand, antagonisms long gone.
'What a Wonderful World' plays and then, a few minutes later,  'He ain't Heavy...' For a moment I am, as they say, 'unmanned'.
Later after 'lunch' and 'a walk in the garden' we are in the side lounge again and someone is entertainibg the inmates with singing. She offers 'I Dreamed a Dream...' She slaughters it, probably fortunately...

Friday, 5 May 2017

Ruin

In the wood
derelict

Roof...gone
windows...blind
door...empty

Hearthstone
hearth
stone
cold
stone

World ruined
my world ruined?
I view in horror
the dereliction...

Will there be
another generation
to populate the land?
Will there be
(for me?)

Trees rooted,
reaching for the light,

Wait...
listen...
birdsong...

Maybe.
listen...

Sweet valley sounds

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Inaugaration Day

Marching in my heart,
standing with the unimpressed,
dancing with the wolves

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Shapeshifting

Eyes in the darkness...
do you not see them glowing
beyond your camp-fire?

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

On the beach

I lose my balance,
ferocious waves tip my world
just for a moment

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Seventeen

First five syllables
then seven syllables more
then another five

And to my mind, each
line could stand alone, though these
obviously don't....

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Aberystwyth

Heaven here today
acorns fall like pennies
blue autumnal sky