Earth’s shores

Earth’s shores
Those boundaries defined
As sand slips silently away
Neither land nor sea
A liminal place
Shape shifting
Where nothing is solid
Draws like the gravitational
Pull of the tide
To cast thoughts
In anonymity
To the waves
Yet closer in fragility ensconced
To the emphemeral nature
Of the spirit
Heard by the cry of the gull
And all of heaven above.

Inspired by a line in the book I am reading .

Starlight Rivers

A river dips into oblivion 
Karstic it dissolves through limestone
Forming glass- like windows
Beneath the ground
Starlight rivers snake their way
A thousand metres beneath the soil
Limestone itself is tidal
Surging and dropping
Unnoticed beneath our feet
To the pull of the moon.
There is so much I do not know
So much I do not understand
So much I do not question .

I will listen

I will listen to the song of the sea 
I will listen to the wind in the trees
The lamentations of the world
Torn to shreds
The fear,the loss, the anger shared
I will feel the warmth within these walls
I will feel the love from those around
Each flower that opens yellow or blue
Will draw me closer to those far away
Where night is dark and days are long
Until the signs of spring shine forth
And light returns with peace on earth.


Praying for the people of Ukraine.

Storm 3

The four winds blow, 
Mustering yet more strength
In rallying war cry
Powerful and Strong
Sweeping over bent grass
Combing and creasing the hill
Into ripples of spun icing;
Trees are rocked and spun in
Forceful gyrations prizing
Naked branches apart.
Building and retreating in monumental fashion
Relentless in accomplishment.
Refusing to abate.
All through the night
To the cold blue-grey
And a view.

debris cast asunder
strewn across the green
a lonely battlefield