before the dark

November 29, 2020 § 4 Comments

a single moment

the pale sun sinks –

that still point

~

deja vu

November 9, 2020 § 14 Comments

breeze curling over the hill

leaves shiver

another memory slips away

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Axe

August 9, 2020 § 4 Comments

 

The axe head has been here

four thousand years

thereabouts

 

exposed in the pile of spoil

when we dug

foundations for the rose garden

 

i picked it and said, ‘now you belong to me’ thinking

should I keep it on my desk as a paperweight

or on the mantelpiece over the bressumer with the witch’s bottle?

 

i called the archaeologist

‘they’re quite common,’ he said

so i put it on the wall under the half grown medlar and forgot

 

the roses tangled over it

and the ghosts who live in this old house whispered

but i will not tell you what they said

~

 

 

 

cellular

July 18, 2020 § 7 Comments

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i paint again

looking for the bigger picture

inside

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one hand weaves

July 17, 2020 § 7 Comments

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the shuttle slides

back and forth

back and forth my meditation

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the making of a long silk shawl or scarf or wall hanging…

covid

June 15, 2020 § 5 Comments

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mask off

a sweeter meadow

vision sharpens

~

reading haiku

May 25, 2020 § 3 Comments

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reading haiku

ginkgo leaves fall from the page

before tears

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Lopham Fen

October 26, 2019 § 6 Comments

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reeds rustle –

the horse will bolt

where the river is born

~

 

heifer

October 24, 2019 § 9 Comments

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 brown heifer eyes

deep as the flooded mill pond

make me breathe slow

~

not a trace

July 14, 2019 § 7 Comments

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thinning summer clouds

always the same wild flowers grow here

yet not a trace of him

~

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