Wabi-sabi

Starlings murmurate against the sun A thousand birds moving as one Patterns that end as soon as begun Butterflies spread wings to fly Dance for a day, flourish and die A lifetime lived in the blink of an eye Sun comes up since the dawn of time Always the same but always sublime Colours of…

The Golden Hour

Light is soft And all things touched by gold Magic rays diffuse To create throughout a malleable haze A light you can hold in your hand And squeeze til drops of richness run through your fingers The earth is bathed With a greater wealth than any coin As a gold sky overlooks A glowing land…

Fractal

Inside is an infinite recursion A fractal of thought folding in and in and inwards, forever Lost in the echoing chambers of me, myself and I I begin to dissolve, to disappear Soon not even I will inhabit this fortress of solitude And it will stand dilapidated and abandoned So, it is time to find…

Where are the stars

I can’t see the stars anymore When we were young, we could see them Not as well as in the country, certainly But still, there they were Competing with the moon for beauty Shining through space and time But the city has grown And the fake lights shine more brightly Blotting out those small beacons…

Serendipity

A happy accident, that’s what they call it When circumstances and fate align To make something wonderful A one-in-a-million chance That will never come again I left my home late one night The time and weather were right as I happened to look up at a clear sky with not a cloud to obscure the…

Losing things

In my dreams I keep losing things Walking along and suddenly I realise I don’t have my handbag I did have it, but it’s like I just put it down and walked away So now I retrace my steps in panic Looking frantically for the handbag With the purse and the money and my driver’s…

Blind luck

Take a photo and look at it And pretend for a moment That you live in the moment which you have paused so effectively With modern technology It’s not so easy, of course Now becomes then in the blink of an eye My words already speaking from the past The future waits on the other…

Fog at the waterfront

Globes of dim light hanging in space Resolve into lamps lining the quay As fog rolls in from the chilly sea Seats line the barriers facing the brine In summer time it’s good to sit And meditate on the rolling tide But now, in the night and the misty air The ocean is vanished behind…

Balter

Clumsy capering, lurching about Out of time to the music’s beat What are you doing? You call that a dance? Take care you don’t trip on your own two feet Scuffling along a concrete street Shoes clip on cracks, stumble and slip Pick up your feet! Can’t you see what comes next? You’ll break your…

An Australian Night

The smooth pale skin of the ghost gum trees Glimmers faintly in the star strewn night Leaves rustle softly in the night breeze Catching the glint of the pale moonlight Boobook owls call and frogmouths hoot Wagtails sing to the rising moon Koalas bellow while possums fight And crickets chirrup a background tune Rocks loom…