4th July

morning onslaught of news the rhythm of my windscreen wipers along the bypass hollowing out a kiwi fruit the brightness of its green rain all afternoon a string of silver drops outside the office window July afternoon the dazzle of headlights in a rain puddle leaving work a jackdaw drinking from the puddle in the […]

3rd July

carrying washing upstairs, the clouds scudding white through the skylight working from home the way the steam swirls above the soup pan half sunny evening the traces of slats of the blind on the ceiling grabbing a knife for lunch a splash of silver light in the cutlery drawer summer dusklight at eleven, the green […]

2nd July

Sunday morning falling sunlight through the slats in next door’s fence Raindrops on the pink plastic clothes pegs, rocking in the breeze First cup of tea of the morning: two bubbles circle the cup Approaching the no speed limit sign the flick of a swallow’s tail Bringing washing in from the rain, the squawk of […]

1st July

As the early morning ferry approaches the mainland: a sliver of light on the blue-black water Wiping morning damp from the wing mirror, a tiny curled up spider Heavy grey-sky morning: the brightness of the green where the sun hits the hill Leaving early for the ferry, a patch of hillside in the mirror of […]

6 January Haiku

a crow picking light from yesterday’s chips, this winter morning soft tears again for this unknown grief – the silhouttes of crows another long day not finding the words – blackbird song at dusk dark green reeds in the icegrey water a duck ripples across the river in the dun coloured grasses a white football […]