On Clouds

paint your own picture

or draw your own conclusions

aircraft carrier

~

CLP 07/08/2021

On Empty

imagination

is fuelled by fumes of hope

I’ve lost sense of smell

~

CLP 26/07/2021

The Magic Picture Tree

What do you see in the shape of this old oak tree

Shaped by lightening, prevailing winds, minerals and time?

I saw an opera singer, big as a house

Someone else a buried cross

What can you shape from this old oak tree?

~

CLP 25/05/2021

On Dreams xviii

Not entirely sure

what actually happened

I was fast asleep

~

CLP 23/05/2021

On Imagination

Does a line exist

between memory and dream?

You are still with me

~

CLP 05/03/2021

On Playing ix

She asked him who he played as

Knowing every boy pretends

To be someone else when playing

They dream they can be better

He wanted to be Best

~

n.b. As a boy playing football I clearly had a failure of ambition. I pretended to be a Welsh international centre forward, not George Best. Who would dare to dream that big?

“The Fifth Beatle” certainly lived up to his name on the pitch, as in best in the world, for a time at least. Her dad went on to play football professionally and he scored a ghost goal that was allowed. He was clearly very good at applying his mind over matter from an early age.

~

CLP 22/01/2021

On the Wireless

Pictures colourful

Action sharp, imagination

Untethered turns wild

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CLP 03/03/2020