Thursday, February 28, 2013

Wend softly
By silvered pale transference of fairy light
From the moon hid behind clouds of lace
Wend softly thou footsteps
Across frost laden meadows
Toward the distant high green mount
Follow the illuminated path of prudence
And hope after all; progress by shade is safest
There wait through nights watch till the sun
Like a phoenix arises new from the east
See the world shimmering in a new radiance
And no longer held in sway with darkness

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Maple leaf on the pond ice - amazing how the autumn colour has been kept and highlighted by the ice

Maple leaf lies prostrate on pond ice
Highlighted by the light to remind us
Autumn shades are retained into winter
And that even though we fade and fall
We remain spirits and beings of colour

Monday, February 25, 2013


Best Picture: Argo
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Directing: Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Original Song: Skyfall from Skyfall, Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

So they put on a glittering show; to show the world all that they know
Money and spectacle to display; at the gilt altar of celebrity let’s us pray
The sycophantic praises begin; there are so many actresses who are thin
Its self-serving media circus at best; but our sexy Adele blew away the rest

Was it just me or was it all rather flat and boring this year. Perhaps once you see the self promoting event for what it is then it, inevitably; must lose some of the glamour. But I do think it is really important that the people in the film industry are recognised and lauded as they are not paid very much. The minimum wage rate or something similar I heard. For me Adele was the star of the show.

Sunday, February 24, 2013


So into day ride on great horses that may bear the weight of hearts reborn
The spirit of adventure now thrust toward is grasped for all its new temper
That may chance cross rapid path that we gallop our steeds along so blithely?
For love alone is now our steersman to the hunt and the blind guide sees all
Within this new day that crackles with possibilities amid the echoes of eternity
Our sure joy and hope is greatest in the company of peers and inside that faction
Ills fall away as soft dropping snowflakes onto warm ground under a midday sun

George Osborne has vowed to stick to the Coalition’s economic plans even after Britain lost its cherished AAA credit rating amid concern about weak growth and rising debt.

Call me cynical but isn’t it funny how this was announced on Friday after the stock market has closed. Watch that baby plummet to the bottom on Monday taking Sterling with it.

In any case just how are we expecting to get the AAA rating back when the country keeps spending most of the money it gets on things that will only benefit people from other countries who never have and never will contribute?

The ship of a great state now holed with its metal rent
A countries money bought in tears is now almost spent
Forgive me dearest reader then this cynical tone of phrase
But I am now old enough to remember much better days

Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Apple

Delicate hues of emerald and soft blushes of pink
The colouring of summer left from fair wind and sun
The apple reverently pulled off the tree in autumn
Is plucked from the store now; with no less honour

Friday, February 22, 2013

New Song

The day yet unmade will roll out across the hills
With all the splendour of a song yet set to word
Where else but in the fast evaporating shadows
Between the cold, hard night breaking unto dawn
Shall the soul so richly stir and sweet music make?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Horseshoe Pass between Llangollen and Ruthin on Monday when i drove through on the way to a shop with a neighbour who was buying an antique bed - so picturesque.

The Question

Hanging by a thread that shall so soon be cut like a redundant cobweb
I enquire at the heavens with countless questions that fall back in silence
So for what; am I gifted this prescience, that turns reason into doubt
For wit is surely lacking; save all that is ending in incessant banality
Sated so with news I turn thus to devour the past while the future waits
For within glimmers of wisdom comes a very thought; the days are made

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Promise

Enjoy night for the sun is rising
Though you do not know it yet
As I speak your ancient name
Calling awake the ochre sun
I shall attack the very dawn
Then will I capture your heart
For you are too beautiful to sleep

Friday, February 15, 2013

Robbie’s Haircut

Robbie’s had his Valentine Day haircut
He so looks the dog’s doodads; but shame...
No girl impressed with suave groomed looks
But he doesn’t mind when he’s with the pack
When there is a soft space on the couch and
The room is warm; a nature programme is on the TV
And he can dream of chicken cooking in the oven



Thursday, February 14, 2013

You are cut from a better cloth than I
For if clothes do maketh the man
You are impeccably dressed for life

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Blossom in February may set a fair sight on the snow gilded boughs
To enchant and yet supplicate the eyes at this new world emerging
I can see it barely now and even less feel the change of days coming
But perhaps this blindness to a new season is not so bad at all for...
This spring miracle will whisper within the soul; open up your heart

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Les Miserables

To the barricades, to the revolution, to the banks
Defend class; fight to the death, do not ask thanks
But please no more music today; not one more song
This depressing French musical is already too long

Saturday, February 09, 2013

A selection of the current jokes on horsemeat being found in beef products.

My doctor has told me to watch what I eat, so I bought a ticket for this year's Grand National.

Since when have Findus been using horse in their Lasagne? Not furlong.

What odds do you get on living a long life now?

The horsemeat scandal - only question is whether it is bull shit or horse shit?

'The Food Standards Agency criticised after admitting it never carried out tests for horse meat contamination'

Question. Why do Food Standards Agency staff never look out the window in the morning?
Answer: ‘Because they wouldn't have anything to do in the afternoon.

I had a Tesco beef and mushroom pie last week. Found three sugar lumps in it... :)

Food standards authority - fetlock of good they are; saddling us with filly steaks!

For heaven’s sake it's good quality - Rosette winning, you might say.

Whoever said you can’t flog a dead horse was soooo wrong

The ‘My little Pony’ toy has new addition ‘My little pony abattoir’

Think if your teenage daughter whinges about mucking her pony out you just threaten to slap it on the barbie.

I won’t be galloping off to Burger King anytime soon

You are what you eat...neigh!!

You are what you eat in Yorkshire...neigh, neigh!!

Why the long faces?

Someone has driven a horse and cart through the food labelling law

This brings a whole new meaning to piebald

This story is getting legs and running without help

Jokes aside though now is not a good time to be eating ready meals or take away food. If the convoluted route of horsemeat entry via South America - Europe - UK is typical of a food chain journey used in these meals then unless further details on this issue are suppressed (and I suspect they might be to avoid fatally harming the UK food industry) get ready for a whole raft of new revelations. better get the chicken jokes ready...they are about to fly
No more processed food coming in this house

In doubt of hope now this disregard is laid bare
The base of survival is rotten so I no longer care
We now nurtured by fell meats pedalled by foul greed
Meats of house, of stable, of temple, of coop, of river
To us half food offered and yet give thanks that for now
Tis but the horse that gives its betrayed flesh; not your kin

Wednesday, February 06, 2013