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

seasons all muddled
curious robin calls by
bum barrels flit past

~

CLP 04/01/2023

on land

pink sky threatens frost
life retreats beneath the turf
Moon casts stark shadows

~

n.b. Great to be back under Somerset skies.

CLP 02/01/2023

on Ukraine

bleak light of new day
unmanned aircraft on attack
machines v. humans

~

n.b. This is the ultimate manifestation of Capitalism. Capital buys machines to ultimately kill and cow, a human population.

Who has the most money to pay those willing to build such machinery?

CLP 02/01/2022

on time

cricket in Sydney
while we are getting ready
football in Pompey

~

CLP 01/01/2023

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 life

who are you kidding?
all the better to feel joy
reminders of pain

~

CLP 29/12/2022

on time

that number is age
not just two simple digits
days faster, limbs slow

~

n.b. How would it feel if days are getting faster, but we stay at full grown adult pace? We would feel slower, relatively.

And how about shrinkage, is the world getting bigger, expanding like the Universe?

Hopefully not, at least for the youngsters.

CLP 28/12/2022

on time

has nothing since changed?
winter night gathers homeless
beneath old timbers

~

n.b. In Exeter, these ancient buildings still offer shelter for the street dwellers during inclement weather. The central doorway here, the bed space for a handful of street people, as it must have been many times over the centuries. How advanced is this advanced society, if there has been no advances in the provision of basic housing?

CLP 27/12/2022

on time

return anywhere
never quite what it had been
if memory's true

~

n.b. We rely on our versions of events, people, places to negotiate each day.

Confusion comes with fading memory. Understanding comes with wisdom. Truth is defined by the storytellers.

CLP 26/12/2022