Monday, 9 November 2015

White Poppy Day

In silence
in sorrow
behind the white flowers
behind the red 

behind the uniforms and flags

through the rainy streets we walked
to the windswept hill -
a raggle-taggle crowd
of hopeless optimists

Monday, 2 November 2015

2 November

What can be said
that has not been uttered -

just a late and unexpected
pouring its blessing
on our unaccustomed