On Water xxvi

brighter than the Sun

black pool illumination

Wensum’s dazzle ship

~

CLP 03/05/2021

Night Words After The Diner

The whisky went straight to my legs

my eyes, my arms, my tongue

I was experiencing things differently

Felt Earth spinning off its axis

It became a place I did not know

Did I need more drinking practice?

~

n.b. Night photo was taken to capture the empty street scene, but it came out weird, with evidence of existence of the Yeti…alive and well in East Anglia. It is certainly cold enough in Norfolk for Yeti.

Pubs now open in England, outside drinking only. Short rhyme prompted by photo. No pubs were visited during the making of this moving picture.

n.n.b. Off-prompt NaPoWriMo 2021 Day Fifteen scribble.

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CLP 15/04/2021

On Water iv

streaked willow shade

riffled river disrupts light

sun flakes; sparks from flint

~

CLP 13/04/2021

Sun Dial

what time was it when

Sun projected pine shadows

on warm warehouse bricks

~

CLP 07/04/2021

On Branches

Above these thick limbs

the canopy frame prepares

to harvest sunlight

~

CLP 18/03/2021

On Grey / On Gray

Start with grey and then

add more grey. In the right light

grey’s quite beautiful

~

CLP 08/03/2021

L3 (Day 60): On The Quay

It is six p.m. and the day’s light withdraws reluctantly at the ignition of the street lamps. Fish are snapping through the meniscus of the Wensum. They leave soft rippling circles that are eventually smoothed by the thickening dusk.

Another lighter, but cold day.

~

CLP 07/03/2021

On Time

Evening light returns

fills the gaps between trees

branches unfurl leaves

~

n.b. There was still light in the sky after 17:30h on Monday evening. Everyday we move forward a little more.

~

CLP 01/03/2021

L3 (Day 43): Carrow Hill

Here’s white light, no heat

Heaven’s lights will shine bright tonight

In this brilliant galaxy

how will you hear

the star that calls to you?

~

CLP 18/02/2021

Lockdown 3 (Day 21) Daylight

There was very little daylight today, but it has been milder and what light there has been has lasted a little longer than previous days. Today the Sun is up from 07:46h to 16:30h, tomorrow it be from 07:44h to 16:33h a net gain of five minutes.

This morning I heard a wider variety of birdsong than I have heard for a while. It reminded me of waking each snowy day near the Jura when on a trip there in 2018. That weekend there was a wall of song rolling down from the mountain sides as dawn broke. I was briefly transported back there this morning.

I need to swot up on birdsongs. It was not just blackbirds, pigeons, crows and blue tits. The orchestra is reforming.

CLP 26/01/2021