Monday, 29 December 2008

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Leopard


A motto?

The known road was shut -
The 'no' demanded new ways
and other sign posts.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Field

The field, like my coat
Undulates in crinkly brown stripes -
- living cordroy.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Naming

We were named once;
our first gift - in monochrome,
our lives colour us in.

Thursday, 30 October 2008

October weather



Snow in Autumn turns
Gold, white but cuts power,
creating
unusual dark.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

"Blogs are terribly 2004"

"Blogs are terribly 2004" was said on the Today programme Oct 23rd 2008.
My response:

Attention problems
Turn blog readers to 'tweetstreams',
perhaps haiku next?

There's always hope!

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Financial market comment

Ivy rots good ground:
the Banks' 'borrow fest' mock thrift
and faithful saving.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Haiku

A 'conversation'
of tell, tell, tell, never ask:
A bird with one wing.

Sunday, 28 September 2008

BATH




Ms. Hens and Chickens


Lovely finches draw hens
of varied links to Bath,
studded with gorgeous pigs.



Shadows of Austen
Haunt stylish stones clashing with
static traffic jams.








Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Millau Bridge

Foster spans the Tarn
with iron angels bearing
airy roads on high.
(The Millau Bridge is the highest bridge in the world.)

Sunday, 7 September 2008

September

Season of cobwebs,
Daddy-long-legs and decisions:
To clean or leave them?

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Touchstone

Precious, black touchstone,
used to test gold, spark hints of
magic chimeras.

Touch on a leaf


Sun stabbing a leaf
Making dull green glow with light;
Stop-see- save the now.

Haiku

Tired walking feet spur fantasies
of the slop and slut of my slippers.

Friday, 15 August 2008

The Seychelles three

The Giant Tortoise


Leathery neck folds
Lead to an ET wizened
Face of our far past.


The Turtle


Eye meets ancient eye

man and turtle each appraise:

wonder meets steel cool.


The Mosquito


Curse the mosquito:

Black,biting,blood sucking beasts

who spread misery.


Gossip

Tittle tattle hurts.
It may be tempting but it
Does not bring sunshine.

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Graduation!



Past slog and pain are
Reconciled with true pride as
Achievement's honoured.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Height order

Bottles like soldiers
Regimented to fix and control ....
Hair - not life!

Saturday, 5 July 2008

The snail hunt

Snaking through the dark
The torch beam probes the leaves
Snails beware....death lurks

The unicorn leap

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Haiku

Poofed, puffed, preened, pampoured;
preparation is complete
for Crufts or clubbing.

Otter play


Sunday, 6 April 2008

Waves at the Scillies

The crescendo builds,
Waves strain to be there first,
Their hold breaks and splinters.
Frothy white droplets
Are slammed on the sand
To regroup and start again.
Their rhythm is foiled
By rocks; in fury they lash
them with spray and ships.

Friday, 21 March 2008

Ammonite

The coil of an ammonite
curls like young bracken
but is trapped in stone.

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Haiku

Ideas need to defy gravity,
escape the cage
and soar untamed.

Sunset at the Holt


Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Wellingtons!



Oh, joy for the black,

green, spotty, stripey wellies

which give rain power!

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Monty Don's Japanese Garden

Contemplate seas
of gravel with placed stones
as moments of perception.

Big concepts in small zen spaces:
Tiny acts all have consequences.

Sunday, 2 March 2008

Lechlade Church

Mouths open, spewing
Waste for hundreds of years,
The gargoyles have jaw ache.

Monday, 25 February 2008

Double haiku

The walled garden's closed;
Wind and birds have spread the seeds
So 'Wild' lives there now.

Under Arctic ice,
Guarded against polar bears,
A seed bank's been built.

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Bins

They're out; black, lined up
Pillars of the pavement,
Waiting to spill our dross.

Monday, 18 February 2008

Lincoln Cathedral

Light brings colour to grey stones,

Let us bring hope to the disenchanted.


Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Haiku

Points shaved to pinpricks,
Shiny shanks like armour,
The Pencils spike the air.

Monday, 11 February 2008

Walsingham

With or without walls,
The great east end arcs to God,
Still provoking wonder.

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Haiku

'Random's' in,
'Wicked's' waning
'Fab' trickles on....
Word fashion's cool, brill, blue!

Friday, 8 February 2008

The door knocker

At sea, dolphin sightings
Enchant,
At home, its thumps
Bring feet running.

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Ash Wednesday

A cross of palm ash
Shaped on our foreheads; fire flakes
Handing regret hope.

Friday, 11 January 2008

Haiku

Love,faith, truth

Invisible life forces

Sought in beauty, sound and words.

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Sunday, 6 January 2008

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

The Grain store light

A cross lit the night
A Christian 'Jack the lantern'
Marking the real road.