Spring is Here

New life growing everywhere Nesting birds in every tree Spring is here and all is new Scents from blossom flying free Swollen itching weeping eyes Blocked up itching sneezing nose Painful ears and aching head That’s the way the season goes Coughing wheezing tightened lungs Itchy scratchy painful throat Reddened rashes on the skin To…

The Colour Yellow

Yellow bright Golden moon on starry night Yellow tree Wattle sings to honey bee Yellow yield Of ripened corn and wheat in field Yellow glow Reflected light on water flow Yellow heat Of fire in hearth where loved ones meet Yellow earth From yellow sun that brings it birth

If only you and I

Once I could eat your bones Suck the marrow, consume every splinter Absorb the foundation, the structure of you If only, if only I could do this every day A continuous meal from now till forever If only you and I Could be one Now and for all time

Towards the Welcome

Weathered rowboat pulled up on the lake’s edge Oars folded neatly inside  Red horizon fading As white stars burn fire across the heavens Thick-barked conifers shiver as the night wind picks up And the deep blue water tickles and pats The sandy shore Find the way by starlight Down toward the wooded headland To the…

A Still Small Voice

In the howling of the storm it is the voice of God that whispers, A still small voice Be at peace. I am here. In the raging of the tempest His hand stills the waves In the violence of the whirlwind He stands at the centre  We are tossed and torn on the currents Tumbling…

Medicine today

Time was You got sick, you went to the doctor You got examined, you got medicine and advice How times have changed Now, you get sick And the doctor won’t let you in You might have the plague, they cry We’ll talk to you over the phone No examination, guesses instead of advice Left high…

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…