Was it lightning ?

The light flickers behind my closed lids It’s hard to know if it’s lightning So used we are to recrudescences of screens At the beginning of the dayShould I check the phone(www.realtimelightning.org)?But the air is thick and intense And the soughing rush of the treesSignals air whipped up under the heavy cloudAnd the sky aContinue reading “Was it lightning ?”

As Summer Evenings slip into Night

The heat of the day dissipates To a heady mix of scent And enveloping blanket Of stillness Of creeping dampAs beads of dew form on the lawn;An owl hoots somewhere in the valleyThe answer not givenThe air hangs close tickling the cheek;Dry leaves break the silenceFalling to the groundFrom the oak, eager to shed itsContinue reading “As Summer Evenings slip into Night”


Rippled the line of a contour meets the skyDraws red to black, a thread of contrast in defining clarity Binding the heavens to the earth.Beside the fence those bovine forms Contemplative in reverential poseSynchronise the sweetened breathThat softly steams from their Swelling framesJoining the outlineBinding the heavens to the earth. Quiet their presence thereAnd quietContinue reading “Evening”

Art inspired by My Poem ‘Compline‘

Can you imagine my surprise to receive an invite to a college exhibition where my poem ‘Compline’ had inspired 200 year 8 students? So glad I made the effort to attend and a huge Thankyou to their teacher at Eggbuckland Community College. I taught Cheryll 33 years ago and she was inspired by my praiseContinue reading “Art inspired by My Poem ‘Compline‘”