on night

its cloak lays heavy
awake with longing for you
face of clock mocks me

~

CLP 16/10/2021

on the island

caught against a wall
colour diluted by headlights
fox trotting through town

~

n.b. Foxes in Portsmouth scavenge by night, gulls by day.

CLP 06/10/2021

August v

strange shapes form at dusk

fears and imaginings clash

night sharpens its claws

~

CLP 12/08/2021

Dream #15

spangled moonless night

retreats from black to blue

I spin towards dawn grateful

sleep’s re-hash of ancient noire

will be rubbed out

by exposure to the Sun

~

CLP 09/06/2021

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

Dream #6

so silent this blue turns black

nothing moves on Earth

a meteor streak

a faint schwoosh far off

sprinkled stardust

dissolves into tapestry of night

~

CLP 31/05/2021

On Dreams xx

day’s events inspire

everything possible

night long amusement

~

CLP 26/05/2021

On Water x

night oils the river

dark thoughts patrol between banks

let us not go there

~

n.b. Dedicated to You Little Charmer because her writing makes me laugh…and cry.

~

CLP 19/04/2021

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.

~

CLP 15/04/2021

On Earth

Night’s shadow climbs hill

fills in hollows, outlines trees.

Sun ignites heaven.

~

CLP 16/03/2021

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