Monday 29 December 2008

Wednesday 24 December 2008

Thursday 27 November 2008


A motto?

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

Thursday 20 November 2008


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

Friday 14 November 2008


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

Thursday 13 November 2008

Thursday 30 October 2008

October weather

Snow in Autumn turns
Gold, white but cuts power,
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

Brocket Hall


Once more, we play
memory's hide and seek,
as we smile,
searching for a name.

St Helier's sandcastle

Thursday 2 October 2008


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

Sunday 28 September 2008


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


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

Tuesday 2 September 2008


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.


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.


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

Sunday 27 July 2008


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


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

Otter play

Sunday 13 April 2008

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


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

Thursday 20 March 2008


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

Sunset at the Holt

Wednesday 12 March 2008


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


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


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

Monday 11 February 2008


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

Saturday 9 February 2008


'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
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.

Thursday 17 January 2008

Friday 11 January 2008


Love,faith, truth

Invisible life forces

Sought in beauty, sound and words.

Wednesday 9 January 2008

Sunday 6 January 2008

12th Night

The glitter is gone;
Tomorrows beckon, closing
A year's yesterdays.

The River Teign

Wistman's Wood - Devon

Wednesday 2 January 2008

The Grain store light

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