on time

one of those long nights
eagle owl drifts through city
alarm brings respite

~

n.b. At last, the blessed relief of the Angelus bell.

CLP 31/03/2022

on time

Friday, what the F
break open the bub-ber-ley
birthday train ride

~

n.b. Not mine. Happy Birthday, mush. “Twenty past Ten; get the Scooby Snacks owat!”

n.n.b. “Owat” translates to ‘out’ further south in England.

CLP

on light

I rose to meet her
she winked at me through thin trees
lost her by sunrise

~

n.b. The full, silver moon led me across town before slipping away – a merry, chilly dance!

CLP 18/01/2022

on dawn

yes, we can do this
your way, my way or our way
meet me at day break

~

CLP 12/01/2022

on light

tune into new day
Sun tweaks its colour settings
birdsong audible

~

n.b. Without the dampening affect of full foliage the morning is a pretty noisy time of day, particularly now that there is no lockdown in England and traffic on the bypass and into the city centre is increasingly heavy.

~

CLP 12/01/2022

on morning

colour brings out shape
shape becomes solidity
scene set for day's play

~

CLP 14/12/2022

on waking

another morning
not enough hours to enjoy
all I've been blessed with

~

n.b. Starting with a heartbeat.

In fond memory of Moira.

CLP 27/11/2021

on daylight

uneasy waking
day stumbles out of duvet
cold shower beckons

~

CLP 14/11/2021

digger blues

big yellow machine
with extendable arm
big yellow machine
with extendable arm
caterpillar tracks
audible reverse alarm
big yellow machine
doing valuable work
big yellow machine
doing valuable work
digging up concrete
levelling off all the dirt
big yellow machine
starts at eight o'clock
big yellow machine
starts at eight o'clock
outside my window
noisier than morning birdsong

~

n.b. It was a late finish last night, the prompt arrival of the digger this morning is some kind of payback. I must have done something slightly naughty in a previous life.

CLP 25/10/2021

morning

light eases across bed
pulls back the winter duvet
solitude exposed

~

CLP 16/10/2021