Dream #14

the Moon lies

in some galactic gutter

off his face on space junk

leaving all the lights on

so many colours, constellations confused

by brilliance of the luminous clutter

and you here, warm, safe, sound asleep

to the universal song and dance

of the stars going loopy

given their chance

~

CLP 09/06/2021

On Dreams xx

day’s events inspire

everything possible

night long amusement

~

CLP 26/05/2021

On Water xvii

lunatic repetition

tide in, tide out, back and forth

set your clock by it

n.b. Imagine if we had time pieces attuned to the tides, not set from Greenwich Meridian; would we be more sensitive to our planet’s music?

CLP 25/04/2021

On Water vi

a fingernail caught

in momentary stillness

beauty of silence

~

CLP 15/04/2021

L3: (Day 52) Under the Moon

Brightest of night’s lights!

As this dusty disc bowls past

who polishes your heart?

~

CLP 27/02/2021

Lunacy

she pulls at the watery cloth

tied tight to shore

although it shifts at anchor

it will not come free

so she cannot hide her arid face

from a world that won’t stop

spinning, cannot pause while there

is still a breath of air

~

CLP 18/02/2021

Lockdown 3 (Day 23) Norwich

I received a phishing scam email purportedly from the NHS about a vaccination.

Given my age this was a nice surprise. I am not on the priority list, but who am I to question an email from the National Health Service? No one knows quite what is going on, so I was quietly pleased about this.

Did I want to accept the invitation for a vaccination, or reject the offer? Why would I want to reject an invitation for a vaccination?

All the type faces / fonts and logos were good copies of the NHS official documentation. I was directed to enter all sorts of information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Mother’s maiden name

MOTHER’S MAIDEN NAME?

This is not an NHS data requirement.

I checked who the sender was. Right click the mouse on the sender’s name and the actual address is revealed. It showed a private hotmail.co.uk address. The NHS does not distribute such information from a UK Hotmail address.

Delete. Report.

I called by my brother-in-law’s flat at his invitation. We haven’t seen each other for a while. We are each other’s half of a support bubble. We talked about end of life care. This was an important discussion to us for a number of reasons.

After we moved onto talking about football and cricket it was time to head for home. The rear tyre of my bicycle had suddenly blown while he was on the phone to one of his daughters. The pop came as surprise to him and disappointment to me.

It was close to midnight. There was just one other pedestrian on the street. No traffic. Light rain was falling. The rain was soft and cool. It felt like springtime.

A few blackbirds were issuing alarm calls from the wooded escarpment to my right.

I enjoyed the walk. There is a full moon somewhere behind the cloud cover.

CLP 29/01/2021

On Memory viii

Lawn tickles our skin

Moon’s laugh mirrored in your eyes

you whisper Quickly!

~

CLP 05/01/2021

On Memory iii

Midsummer tide rises

you stretch tanned limbs become sea

I float with the Moon

~

CLP 05/01/2021

On Losing (17)

How is this track marked?

Frost silvered by moonlight holds

breadcrumbs disappear

~

CLP 20/12/2020