323rd February 2018

birthday boy...
a  finger in too many
pies






22nd February 2018

milk-white morning
a drizzle of honey 
and robin song



21st February 2018

February sky
a tempting taste 
of Springtime



20th February 2018

moonlit harbour
the slap of waves
and creaking ropes



19th February 2018

siesta...
even the wind and dogs 
are sleeping



18th February 2018

chakai...

how steady the hand
that lifts the scoop




 17th February 2018

overnight rain...
tugging at my hand a boy
in red boots




16th February 2018


leaving home
I am lost between
here and there


15th February 2018

spring song
the first fanfare
of a tenor trumpet


14th February 2018

desert wind
above cooling sands
a myriad of stars



13th February 2018

promenade cafe
all the seats in each
other's laps


12th February 2018

chink in the curtains
the way sunlight caresses
her hair


11th February 2018

ungfazed by moonlight skinny dipping





10th February 2018

last orders
the barmaid mile
to stifle a yawn



 9th February 2018

sleepless
just moonlight on cold
cotton sheets





8th February 2018




MY ROSE 


Her hair; 
like tongues of fire 
fanned by the breeze, 
licks at cornstalks 
as she races harum-scarum 
through a summer field. 

A golden child; 
supple as a dancer, 
nimble as a stream 
she dances to nature’s tune; 
head thrown back to 
commune with clouds. 

At dusk the flame dwindles. 
Swinging her high onto 
my shoulders I bear 
my drooping Rose homeward; 
our pockets full of daisies.




 7th February 2018

arctic winds
five crows huddle
on a white roof





6th February 2018

grey morning...
my toes tapping
to the busker's
happy tune



5th February 2018

first cut...
strewn on my neighbour's lawn
murdered daisies



4th February 2018

after you've gone
our tune still playing
in my mind



3rd February 2018

snowflakes
a few crumbs left
on the table



2nd February 2018

a break in the clouds
pale rays of moonlight
on sleeping hills





1st February 2018

walking the dog...
heads tilted we breathe in
a taste of Spring




31st January 2018

even the moon
is seeking your shadow...
Autumn alone



30th January 2018

white out--
the trembling fawn and I
transfixed



28th January 2018

awakening
in the call of wild geese
tatters of  my dream




27th January 2018

oranges and lemons...
the colours of Spring
bursting into song



26th January 2018

hush of evening...
this serene moment
of perfect balance



24th January 2018

daybreak...
note by note
a new beginning