on light

bright start betrays you
beware the day's warm welcome
winter rules still hold

~

n.b. I’m sure we’ve all done it, misread the promise of a sunny morning to venture out in hope, before finding bright sunlight doesn’t always keep its promises.

This peacock butterfly was suffering by the time of January’s last sunset.

CLP 01/02/2023

on light

heating or eating
becomes less problematic
all welcome the Sun!

~

n.b. Today, warmth…when out of the shade and sheltered from the bitter wind. Progress of sorts.

CLP 27/01/2023

on light

waking at daybreak
Sun no longer lags the clock
synchronisation

~

n.b. Well, it’s nearly light at a sensible hour now…

CLP 26/01/2023

on time

different but the same
morning light yet to arrive
ready to depart

~

CLP 15/01/2023

on light

secondhand daylight
sent via lunar surface
dusted in silver

~

n.b. Long exposure rather exaggerates the scene, but you get the ideaz

CLP 05/01/2023

on light

how many steps there?
silver balloon floats upward
illumination

~

n.b. Tonight it won’t be dark until the Moon sets.

CLP 04/01/2023

on time

we have swung around
light stays with us longer now
past the furthest point

~

n.b. There is colder weather to come, but days lengthen, sky retains light until later each day.

CLP 30/12/2022

on light

brilliant city
cannot obscure Martian red
shine in Moon's absence

CLP 16/12/2022

on time

yes, I can see red
your colour's now apparent
with age, mystery

~

n.b. Why is this sense of awe at the winter night sky, the cycle of Moon, Mars and other planets, so powerful at this later stage of life?

Here, the Moon rises over Morrison’s. Mars followed soon enough, both chasing the bright ball of Jupiter, with some its own satellites just imaginable.

CLP 09/11/2022

on time

sleep would be welcome
but you come round here again
pulling at my sheets

~

n.b. Coincidence, or cyclical?

CLP 08/11/2022