on dawn

grass sparks, smoulders, smokes
brittle chaffinch call echoes
night's pale shroud lifted

~

CLP 20/01/2022

on dawn

yes, we can do this
your way, my way or our way
meet me at day break

~

CLP 12/01/2022

on light

tune into new day
Sun tweaks its colour settings
birdsong audible

~

n.b. Without the dampening affect of full foliage the morning is a pretty noisy time of day, particularly now that there is no lockdown in England and traffic on the bypass and into the city centre is increasingly heavy.

~

CLP 12/01/2022

on morning

colour brings out shape
shape becomes solidity
scene set for day's play

~

CLP 14/12/2022

on light / on time / on fear

undressed in the dark
slid underneath bed covers
made up to see you

~

n.b. “We come from nothing, return to nothing.”

CLP 08/2/2021

on daylight

uneasy waking
day stumbles out of duvet
cold shower beckons

~

CLP 14/11/2021

Time #2

robin, sparrow, pigeon

motorway, next door’s children

blue sky, white walls, dawn bright

silver birch shine, heat of sheet

sourness of sweat, weight of limb

heavy head, weary heart

click of clock, click of clock

click of clock, laughing gull

~

CLP 16/06/2021

On Water xxxiii

humidity change

softens the blackbird’s sharp song

permeates morning

~

CLP 10/05/2021

L3 (Day 44): Early Morning

Woken by the first alarm calls at territorial intrusions, alerts and disputes of airspace and protection of nests at 04:45h.

Then disturbed again at 05:17h by shouting from a distant street. A man’s raised voice echoes through the break of day. Again from closer at 05:32, yet still a way from here. Is he heard by others? What ails him? It sounds like anger.

Is he wandering the city alone? Is someone else at risk? How did this start? How will it end, as it must?

~

CLP 19/02/2021

On Waking

From night’s dark places

Eyes open to a new day

Illumination

~

CLP 06/02/2021