Surfing the clouds on the golden edgeAbove huge swell of smoke hewn driftsThe sun just dips behind Where Icarus are you?The line of the moor an etched grim Line of no responseOminous in presenceLarger in formThe battle in the skies Set.
Momentum builds no mercy As pounding venom Of wind pulsatesSpiralling depressionThrough the nightTrees enslaved bow lowAs all nature departs the scene;Ensnared the entanglement of life Draws purposeSplitting atoms from the sky Of energy riven;Feathers of dreams discard Like pollenInto the airCotton -candy spun.
Prelude to the orchestration Of the storm aheadLeaves pummelledAnd inverted like wrung outPrayer flagsLime green triangles That strain from branchesConfetti strewn on the lawnCauliflower -topped clouds Fringed goldenStream Battle lines drawnFor glorified war.
Roller coaster weather from hot and dry to torrential rain and cool gales but my first attempt with dahlias has paid off.
Tiny fleeting shadowsGhosts above the window frameBlurred story folklore. Second season of bats right above the bedroom window – lovely to see them come and go but I do shut the top window incase they mistake the opening ! They are literally just under the barge boards.
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 ?”
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”
The glow of eveningGives way to the light of the dawnScant five hours of night. Setting sun far West Rising to the North East ridge A summer alignmentOur cockerel crows at 4!
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”
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‘”