On Silent Wings

Silent wings sail the night skies Seeing all, hearing all, understanding all Angel of death, monarch of the night Harbinger of battle, lady of the moon Spirit of wisdom and understanding laying bear all mysteries, bringing darkness into light Guiding us to see beneath the surface behind the masks, under the skin Great owl flies…

The Traveller

Out of the fog of an unknown past the traveller comes to a pristine shore excited to start with a slate wiped clean the mess left behind, in the mist of before   Sun shines down on a brand new morn A day full of maybe stretches ahead The traveller dances a starting again and…

The Garden of God

Walking through a magical garden gathering flowers in hand the air is filled with sweet perfume and I am at peace My arms are laden with glowing blossoms their colours an array of finest jewels I am showered in petals of light   These are the gardens of Heaven the Lord is the Gardener His…

Other people’s problems

It’s an inconvenience mostly sometimes it’s a real joke And at the end of it all we don’t want to hear it don’t want to know shut our eyes and put our fingers in our ears and pretend it isn’t happening   ‘Hey!’ we shout ‘Why don’t you smile? Why don’t you get a life,…

Prodigal

Walking a road that I do not know to a destination unknown I don’t know where I started from nor why I travel alone I walk when the sun is high above I walk in the moonless night I walk til I ache from head to toe and still no end in sight.   Sometimes…

Forever young

Lying on the grass Basking in the golden light of a setting sun Body might be old, but the soul is forever young Smell of grass and earth, flowers and all the clues the wind gives watch the butterflies landing on the flowers, dancing their brief lives Chase them in your head, though your body…

What is Truth

What is truth? Everyone’s got a different answer We should be kind to those who are kind to us We should shun those who are unhappy, lest they make us unhappy we should not care about the displaced, the homeless, the sick We should look after our own   What is truth? said the governor…

Freedom

Sun bright in the sky shines down on water smooth as glass boats bob gently in the bay yachts shiny clean and ready to sail sitting on my verandah watching them go I wish I could go too jump on a boat and fly out to sea, to freedom under the sky the immensity of…

Woodland ballet

Long limbs twisting in the dance Leafy fingers twitch and sway Poetry described in shades of green and brown Foundations burrowed deep into the darkness keeping time with the heartbeat the primal song of the earth This choreography is not measured in time that we can see but is no less beautiful and so I…

Siochana

One by one by streets and cities countries fall silent one by one turning out the lights the world waits, and wonders how long will it be until it’s all okay again   And then what? Business as usual? Back to murder and war poverty and injustice pollution and destruction Business as usual or even…