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 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 light

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

CLP 16/12/2022

on time

silvered birch frozen
memento of sub-zero night
fall of moondust

~

CLP 11/12/2022

on time

don't know about you
I have some work tomorrow
moon slides into bed

~

CLP 02/12/2022

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

brilliant pinpricks
other worlds as yet unknown
Earth's locked-in syndrome

~

n.b. Alone, or not alone? This is the question. Jupiter and Mars accompanying the Moon on its leisurely stroll.

All be they mere lights, amongst many in the night sky, our fellow travelling planets still inspire awe on an autumn night.

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

on light

she leads the big guy
on a merry dance tonight
mist softens footsteps

~

CLP 11/09/2022