Monday, April 28, 2014


Walk in a temple of Spring
One bare foot to dewed grass
Feel coolness slip around toes
Along a colonnade of rosemary
Thyme high priestess of antiquity
Lies sleeping on the altar
One touch awakens all
Eucalyptus lies underfoot crushing
Among spires of wooded antiquity
Rising to meet a warming sky
Pigeons fall into the fluid air
All thought is dissolute at dawn
But tis the first steps to freedom
And the new day brings ever hope

Saturday, April 26, 2014


And I wander
On the ragged shore
Under Aprils sky
A lifetime gained
Now lost
Where did it go?
Floating away
On chance's tide


I shall defend you
Though I never knew you
Perhaps you are indefensible
But I cherish my memories
Of you; a mighty force of nature
And I hope to see you
One long day off
See if those eyes still shine
And under your gaze ask
Did I do right?

Monday, April 21, 2014


Gold is the common currency of spring
Fortunes mass on every slope and common
But the noblest blue is coming
Cerulean edging form on bluebell tips
Sapphires to replace the dragons hoard
Shimmer beneath the ever climbing sun

Temperate winds stride greening hills
Shaking loose the cobwebs of winter
The new leafy suburbia of avian society
Makes of each bush and tree a nursery
And I am reborn by the warmth of days
In a thought never was Easter so blessed

Easter walk

Bilberry Flowers

Gorse Flowers



Heron in Flight

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Spring lambs


Upon the night that passes
Where the mole burrows
See the slanted moonlight
Weaving through fingers
To lie on the rutted ground
My last resting place of calm
It has now; no lucid thought
But I shall take some comfort
To this wanton loss of spirit
In a flight of lunar secrecy
And touch upon the heavens
For one last, glorious time



Black sheep

Black cat



Where do shadows dwell
Soft, flowing grey snakes
Curling across moonlit floors
Climbing starlit walls onto beds
To lie empty in our arms

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring and Deer

Stag with velvet covered antlers
(Great camouflage)


Forsythia against a grey sky

Cherry Blossom

Tortoiseshell Butterfly on Primula

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Birthday why does thou mock me?
Bitterest savour of sweetest harpy
Give of hope; taker of dreams
You would not watch fate so
Yet you mark my finite time
My lost grace and decaying rhyme
Would your lips death kiss?
So he may know your withering bliss
Why make me wiser year by year
When all is over, too soon, I fear

Tuesday, April 08, 2014


Strip away instinct
These wefts of silk
Studded in moonlight
What tales they could tell
Yet in the Vale of Eden
There is no room
Not branch or bush
For a spider there

Friday, April 04, 2014


Moonlight pours through open door
Spider runs across oaken floor
It needs to cross this silver sea
To come and say so long to me
Firelight warms my eager toes
He turns back; in shadows he goes

In place where fire and moon meet
Sits an elf close to my feet
He has come to escape the cold
He is after all, so very old
He warms himself and when he's done
Fall to sleep and waits for sun

Wednesday, April 02, 2014


Operating systems
Are not a viable species
They offer only
A window on extinction
In my lifetime I have seen eight
Ninetyfiveus Rex
Ninetyeightus Rex
Diplodocus Two Thousand
Stegosaurus Seven
The new species invariably kills the older one
They have evolved to hunt consumers
Predatoradon Eight has finally got me
And an apple will not stay their hunger



Tuesday, April 01, 2014


Thunder makes its sonic boom
Wakes up spiders in every room
From rafters, cracks and corner dark
Out they come to leave their mark
Across the house the arachnid treads
Carpets, walls; even sleeping heads
They wreak no havoc to any man
All they follow is instincts plan
So while lightning above does crack
I'll stay awake in case they come back