on time

I have been awake
too many hours, travelling
too long, to write now

~

CLP 29/09/2021

on Switzerland v

constant spinning web
silk threads entangle us all
we await spider

~

n.b. Mountains shown are in France…national borders are just lines on maps after all, or mountains, or rivers, or wastelands, or shores.

CLP 28/09/2021

on Switzerland iv

what defines our worth?
our place in society?
is it just money?

~

CLP 28/09/2021

on Switzerland iii

meet ten people
two work anti-corruption
mountains of money

~

n.b. Catherine Belton’s book “Putin’s People” mentions Switzerland (and London) frequently. She and the publishers are subject to a number of libel suits in London at present. We’ll see how that pans out.

CLP 27/09/2021

on Switzerland iii

heat of late September
accumulating moisture
brewing thunder storms

~

CLP 25/09/2021

owls

we diverted into a field gateway
parked up, got out to watch
the rising Harvest Moon
create silhouettes of Scotch Pines
mist from the marsh crept up
embraced us in its chill

I heard one.
she whispered
just loud enough
to give me goosebumps

~

CLP 24/09/2021

on Switzerland ii

the planets and stars
worry not about our troubles
they rise above us

~

n.b. Jupiter and satellites with Mars over Lac Léman.

CLP 24/09/2021

on Switzerland

fog patches the lake
fills mountain hollows
crows welcome autumn
and so many sparrows
at café tables
hopping through hedges
on window ledges
living off crumbs

last night
in the marble foyer of La Poste
a street-dirty sleeping bag
heavy with sleeper

this courteous
stable, secure
discreet nation
has many sparrows

~

CLP 24/09/2021

on dusk

Sun barely abed
when with a gleam in his eyes
fat orange Moon wakes

n.b. Jupiter and her offspring were on their way home too. A busy hour or so around the horizon as the autumn equinox hoves into view.

CLP 22/09/2021

on morning

sunlight kisses corners
shadows fade into solids
certainty returns

~

CLP 22/09/2021