I am thankful for picnics in fields, for walks by the river, for chips by the sea, for libraries full of books, for live music, for theatre shows, for ten pin bowling alleys, for swimming pools, Jacuzzis and saunas, for movies with popcorn, for dancing, for singing, for my education, for rides on trams, trains […]
We want legends and heroes. We want to be known, to be recognised, to be remembered. The legends and heroes are in our midst, if we pay attention. We are known, we are recognised, we will be remembered, by those that matter. We may not achieve notoriety. We can make a difference every day, in […]
Silence. Father, Mother, Sister, Brother, Silence. Husband, Wife, Partner, Child, Silence. Aunty, Uncle, Nephew, Niece, Silence. Gran, Grandad, Cousin, Friend, Silence. Grandchild, Godchild, Neighbour, Stranger, Silence. Close to home or a distant land, Silence. War is something I don’t understand, Silence. It’s no solution any way, Silence. The innocent are the ones that pay, Silence. […]
Sparklers become pens;
we write and draw temporary patterns
in the dark sky.
Two years of planning Catesby done,
To be betrayed by a Yorkshire son.
By all accounts he put up a fight,
when captured that November night.
Continuing my attempts at poetic form, this is my effort at Haiku. As haikus are very short, I have included two. If you wish to read about the form please click on the link. https://www.writersdigest.com/poets/haiku-revisited Autumn fires rage, destroying all in their path, a time to keep safe. Red, gold, orange, brown, the […]
Fog’s stifling blanket,
refuses to let me go,
sounds drift of unseen beings,
spies searching, navigating.