on time

gladitorial
arena gives up the fight
miserable wreck

~

n.b. In 18 months all that will remain of the JFK Stadium will be memories and photographs.

CLP 16/09/2022

on hope

everything ran true
nothing to worry about
learning every day

~

CLP 13/09/2022

on time

shallow, shingle-banked
Severn trickles through Bridgenorth
gulls gather in pools

~

n.b. Whatever rain falls this week will be welcome. The sign is superfluous. How can there be fish here, where the mighty river, bordering Wales and England, runs as thin as a shroud across stony ground?

CLP 06/09/2022

on light

blue, white, electric
blue, purple, everything shifts
colour in lightning

~

n.b. Whoa!!! Dr. Frankenstein would be firing up his monsters in legions tonight.

CLP 05/09/2022

on time

gathering swallows
criss-cross hedgerows, heading south
winter's first shadow

~

CLP 03/09/2022

on dreams

aroused from slumber
implausible bedfellows
disturbed rookery

~

n.b. What was that all about? One dream I won’t be following up on. Thank goodness the day is bringing colour to the sky.

CLP 30/08/2022

on time

stretching across paths
shadows mark summer's decline
extra bed covers

~

n.b. It’s definitely cooler in the evening, but still praying for rain.

CLP 28/08/2022

on time

Andalusia
decorous parasols dance
wind from Sahara

~

n.b. Guaro dresses up for La Ferris, 2022

CLP 25/08/2022

on time

steel stick insects freeze
rigid frames, point out to sea
silent sentinels

~

n.b. Just when you though every last piece of land had been concreted over, along comes Monday and the cranes swing back into action.

CLP 22/08/2022

on light

shutter rolls away
sweep of sunshine brings colour
hornet hunts nectar

~

n.b. Can you see it? A fortuitous photo-bombing.

CLP 21/08/2022