Sestina – May

My favourite day is the first of Maywhen our naked trees sprout their lime green leaves,Magnolias come bursting into blossom,down stone walls tumble Aubretia cushions,motor mowers pass manicuring grass,and we listen long to evening bird song. Blackbird comes along,...

Wild Cherry

All alone, you are standing proud, a single beautiful white cloud. Bedecked in your bridal glory, you are first to tell your story of how life goes on in your crowd. Meanwhile all around you stand stark other trees, barren, bare-branched, dark, save for small leaflets...

From the ridiculous to the sublime

Eleven degrees out in the sun at five o’clock at night?I found that I definitely hadn’t dressed myself quite right,when I went out walking with my dog, Myschkaand I kinda wished I hadna worn so many clothes! It was one of thoselovely days of Springwhen...

Valentine's Day

But Mr Postman, only a bill and a junk mag? Are you sure there’s nothing else lurking in your bag? Where is my Valentine card? There must be another envelope addressed to me. Nothing there from the guy that bedded me last week, while wooing me with words of love...

Pancake Day

I made some batter, that bit came easy to me,I whisked it up nicely and got the pan ready.Then I heated up the oil until I saw smoke and poured in a measure of mix, that was no joke. But now I knew would follow the best of the fun, as I realised that one side was...