Summer Voice

Meditating on the summer voice Contemplating the lazy hum of bees aloft In their hunt for nectar among the fading blooms Sleepy lizards crawl through crackling undergrowth Birds chirp wearily in the shady trees Venturing out occasionally for seed or bug Then back to shelter again Summer’s voice grows harsher With each passing year Choking…

Help

This is a problem And it involves us all So I need you to help me And we can overcome Sure, you tell me Of course I’ll help And here, this is what you need to do So, you hand me a list You’ve worked it all out You think you know exactly What I…

Winter’s Bite

My toes Inside fleece-lined boots Feel like tiny ice-blocks My fingers Exposed to refrigerated air Are numb I can’t remember When it’s been so cold My bones ache They don’t approve of this Chills like miniature teeth Nibble at my joints Gnaw on muscles Graze across my skin Winter’s freezing bite Has me by the…

Know yourself

You could talk to me Instead of at me You could stop shouting Try for silence Open your ears and listen You could attempt understanding A meeting of minds You could try Couldn’t you? Maybe not You would need to know yourself To comprehend limitations And you don’t, do you? How can you expect to…

Touch the Sky

Reaching on high Straining upwards Standing on tiptoes Until I leave the ground Floating higher Taking flight I soar on wings like eagles Catch the updraft Float ever higher Over forests and green fields Over rivers and oceans Over mountains and valleys Into the blue At last, at last My dream is real And I…

Like a Dream

Sailing on mist-covered waters Drifting gently on unconscious tides Shards of life and mind flicker past All fluorescent colour and static noise Jigsaw pieces come together in bizarre pictures And splinter apart, and reform Stone scent of fresh water Mist leaves tang of reeds and algae on the tongue Creaking timber underneath, sails flap overhead…

My Angel

What do you see Looking down from Heaven’s perfection To earthly chaos It seems you should feel horror Disgust at the gutter where we crouch Squabbling mindlessly over scraps But your compassion is beyond us Your love unfathomable With a flutter of shining feathers you come With tears for our suffering Your eyes flame with…

Anger

Sparks set a conflagration Ending life in immolation Fury fans the flames Until only ash remains Dragon rises from the pyre And dances in the morning fire Scorched earth and bitter dust Melted hearts and blistered trust Blazing anger burns to death Fiery wrath until last breath

Feathered

Owl flies silently through the night Robin sings in the early dawn Eagle soars in the midday sun Nightingale closes the twilight chorus Skies are filled with the songs of flight Floating on wings which dance through the night Beaks trill arias into the light Feathered creatures help us to see We too can spread…

Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time There was a castle, a palace, a kingdom There was a beautiful princess, a handsome prince There was a king and queen, wicked, or benign A wizard counsellor, a fairy godmother A dark forest, a magical tower A witch, an elf, a dwarf Mystical creatures and charmed artifacts Once upon a…