on the island

caught against a wall
colour diluted by headlights
fox trotting through town

~

n.b. Foxes in Portsmouth scavenge by night, gulls by day.

CLP 06/10/2021

on the sea

ocean green tides shift
stones, open cliffs, crack concrete
we'll return to it

~

CLP 05/10/2021

on autumn ii

abundance of fruit
kaleidoscope of colour
excess of weather

~

CLP 04/10/2021

on Switzerland iii

heat of late September
accumulating moisture
brewing thunder storms

~

CLP 25/09/2021

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 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 time

we approach halfway
between summer and winter
night prepares her cloak

~

n.b. Autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere in 2021 falls around 23rd September.

CLP 21/09/2021

on cloud

it's been dark so long
but for one ray of sunshine
hearing you smile

~

n.b. Haiku

CLP 02/09/2021

On Late August

with each breath begins
undressing of trees revealing
deep strength, stark beauty

~

CLP 27/08/2021

Crow

sentinel of change
fly beside my freed spirit
orientate my soul

~

n.b. See the crow? He’s up there.

CLP 27/08/2021