Tuesday, 30 June 2015


No time to forget
Stone roads, blood-stains and sweat
All the hard efforts of bone
Bringing us to heel.

Sunday, 21 June 2015


…rain fell
drizzle at first
then fine mist
no more than fog
until the wind came
blew water before it
downpour, torrent, deluge
an entire sky flooding…

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Imaginary Themes

Like landscape risen, an upthrust,
A pulse of rain or bleak weather to come
Something audible and deep,
Subharmonic and resonant…

…then the blues
The bending note, flattened fifth,
Or third, augmented, glissando
And counterpoint, thundering bass…

…that sad song of the south,
A love song of unending work,
Melody where the notes
Strung out on the stave’s rack
Cut like points of hurt and pain.