Monthly Archives: December 2010

Just Nature

Dappled water – small river – Between banked – bulrushes tall – Calls the blush red – of May sun to arise – Misted, over fields – Nature – in her timeless whisper – Gentle – to winds unplanned – … Continue reading

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Subjunctive History

Bored in class, my teacher scratching at the chalkboard I was daydreaming behind inattentive eyes Musing on the carved initials under my desk lid. Some like mine showing white wood But others deep in overlapped grime and time A panoply … Continue reading

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Being 65

I’ve got no Wife Children Mum, or Dad I’m 65 and Not yet dead I’ve got no Job Savings Pension, or House I’m 65 and Not yet dead I’ve got no Friends Neighbours Mistress, or Enemies I’m 65 and Not … Continue reading

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Her Smile

The two of us alone Neither her Fred, Or my Pat. The kids all sleeping Sharing more than the wine My furtive mind Designed excuses To touch her elbow A hand on her beautiful shoulder I dared to kiss. Lips … Continue reading

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A Happy Man: Joe

Joe knows what he doesn’t like He doesn’t like: Earthquakes sucking houses into the earth He doesn’t like: Volcanic eruptions burying cities in seconds He doesn’t like: Floods with desperate people on roof tops He doesn’t like: Famine with children … Continue reading

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STAN

The old armchair Eyelids drooping Stan softly slips To dreaming. Loves he had Flit and falter Their smiles He pictures well. The girl who Showed him Women’s desire Was pleasure personified. A young man Then with vigour Strength and passion … Continue reading

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