Tag Archives: Poetry

10,000 Things

Small, now A child of hope Innocent of consequences. There is no change It all changes This moment again. The fall of light The drift of thought Following in the wake. It was then In knowing you I was first … Continue reading

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This and That

This expression That experience Where do the two meet? Don’t say the One. But the danger is For the one saying it For the other understanding it Thinking comprehension. Settled here now In the lee of the summit Sliding down … Continue reading

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Terraces

Wild clematis Scent Spring fresh This spent high Summer. Aching down Weight of sun Shallow breath. Coming here Sometimes Many times before. Grass lit meadow Forest edge Aflame with shadow. Yes, coming here For want And wintry days. For far … Continue reading

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First Sun to Last

New sun Condenses mist From first light. Silvered now It glitters Down valley deep. Soft stirring Wind wakes The air to dance. Rising tide Brims the ridge Flows through trees. This skin sense Morning touch Wonder feels. How heavy Liquid … Continue reading

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Distant Thunder

Sharp this light Falls tangent Then carved away. Coarse green hill Shivering Sheltering deep. It rings this air Sounds down Base hollow lingers. Bruised underside Feathered up Clouds moult dark. Ragged in breath Silent pale stealth Easing through trees. This … Continue reading

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Touch Me Again

A soft afternoon cicada Gentles the way Sea breeze of evening. Distant ships White-walled yachts Weigh in westering sun. Small butterfly Shelters the warmth Napped baize of leaves. And it reaches out No, further! Touches in long sweep down. Abrupt … Continue reading

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Language Must Withdraw

Words will This wonder of worlds Waive to waste. The air This breath Opening the moment. The great horizon Vast cosmos In this green leaf. Nothing is left out No fly nor spun thread Lies beyond. Thought would Fiction make … Continue reading

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Audio: ‘Singing the Song of the Sun’, again with chaffinch!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6zY4geXeFg9NnlxMGtCTExuQXM/view?usp=drivesdk It seems that each time I begin to read a poem out loud the chaffinch becomes either curious or jealous of the competition. Whichever way you interpret it, and however shrill his short repeated call might be, the chaffinch … Continue reading

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No. 5 The End of the Telling of Other Stories?

Saying what can’t be said fails because words slide easily into tired furrows of fiction. Too many words. Again: It can’t be said because no story exists to tell it. We story the world. That is not a part of … Continue reading

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Audio: ‘Such Quiet’ with chaffinch.mp3

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6zY4geXeFg9Nk1VUkthSDN0R2M/view?usp=drivesdk I thought I’d try and add an audio file this morning, but, unfortunately, WP do not allow such files in the free app! I’ve been able to work round this with an upload to Google Drive and thus the … Continue reading

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