Monday, 19 March 2018


Roots pushed firmly in by your boot,
painful history sunk in black earth,
rescued from regret,
planted in fertile ground,
nourished and nurtured,
with love as a surround,
everything thanks to your commute,
apologies and despair,
water, love and care,
never put to bed,
the path once made,
a debt is never paid,
only the soul each day weighed,
the tree gives fruit,
painful roots,

Sunday, 4 March 2018


A terrible turn,
an awful fright,
penniless and powerless,
in the face of great might,
like the changing of the weather,
she got herself together,
taking stock,
of memories briefly forgot,
a new found momentum,
steady hand on the rudder,
mistakes still causing a shudder,
thunder crashes,
lightening strikes,
new direction,
a declaration,
beloved nation,
powerful creation,
fight or flight,
the owl glides quietly through the night,

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Black earth roots

Her roots planted firmly within him,
the black earth,
delving into past history,
hardened by temper and frustrations,
nothing more pleasant than her elation,
patient dedication,
her branches a healthy dark green,
soaking on his nutrition,
saplings grow beneath the canopy,
only the surface many see,
below remains solidarity,
sheltering youth,
take their place,
shifting silhouettes,
slowly she retreats,
continuing to guide and nourish,

Wednesday, 21 February 2018


Clean air and water droplets,
still morning, fresh blue sky,
a sunrise warming,
the lay of the land,
soft palm of her hand,
bed hair,
loving stare,
a reason to rise,
sensitive surprise,
rugged garden of colour,
Spring awaits,
tenderness of early encounters,
endures the familiarity,

Current form

My poem - Current form

Cracks appear in the sea,
universal might,
flashes of light,
current forms,

Tuesday, 20 February 2018


My poem - Search

Briefly with music,
some time in paintings,
moments in film,
though grasping,
expression cannot describe,
emotion cannot thank you,

Friday, 16 February 2018

Dark wood staff

Solid dark wood,
polished and understood,
remnants of moments long ago,
freshly dropped snow,
falling without a sound,
a queen freshly crowned,
shaping with beauty,
a strong sense of duty,
people working their best,
sleeping sound during their rest,
colour that never fades,
blood red,
darker years,
carved with kindness,
a solid shape,
golden flakes,
defining the outline,
watching whales,
under northern lights,
shaken from resentment,
dark wood staff,
silencing a wicked laugh,