on darkness

this is the limit
solar orbit continues
we move toward light

~

n.b. Can you feel it? Can you feel it? Can you feel it! Something to celebrate brothers and sisters.

n.b. This deal does not apply to dwellers in the southern hemisphere.

~

CLP 21/12/2021

on water

crystalline sky meets
golden tears wept by willows
life-belt's hollow ring

~

CLP 16/12/2021

on light

lilac tinge of evening
conclusion of autumn's days
floodlights' siren call

~

CLP 15/12/2022

on Autumn

tardy Sun arrives
pays us cursory visit
clocks off as soon as...

~

n.b. If it even bothers to turn up for work these days.

CLP 08/12/2021

on autumn

late arrival
early exit
you've left your old clothes
strewn on the street
and forgotten
to shut the door
behind you
there's a terrible draught
but thanks
for dropping by

~

CLP 03

on the street

walk on gold paving
countless, not unlimited
transient riches

~

CLP 21/11/2021

on autumn

rich pickings lie here
carpet of horse chestnut leaves
remnants of summer

~

n.b. Two Egyptian Geese nosing their way through leaf litter, barely visible in an English city centre.

CLP 12/11/2021

on mist

clouding boundaries
unsettling settling of doubts
softening edges

~

CLP 11/11/2021

on November

electric blanket
hot water bottle topped up
winter duvet
cat?

~

n.b. What else would one need as the temperature falls faster than leaves?

CLP 02/11/2021

autumn ii

as if I'd forgive
the discomfort inflicted
for your trick of light

~

n.b. British weather: fickle, or what?

CLP 20/10/2021