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.

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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.

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CLP 15/04/2021

On Earth

Night’s shadow climbs hill

fills in hollows, outlines trees.

Sun ignites heaven.

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CLP 16/03/2021

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On Song

Blackbirds serenade

Night owl returns to duvet

Curtains mask the dawn

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CLP 07/03/2021

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

On Movement

We hold form by day

take different shapes at night

twisted by our dreams

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CLP 22/02/2021

L3 (Day 43): Carrow Hill

Here’s white light, no heat

Heaven’s lights will shine bright tonight

In this brilliant galaxy

how will you hear

the star that calls to you?

~

CLP 18/02/2021

Piped Dreams

The door clicks a jar

compresses the draught

to a whistle that wakes me

from your arms, her arms, my brother’s

hand I held through a summer

night in the respiratory ward

down the corridor from coronary care

where he would be the next summer

and no one could visit

while he dreamt of life and dying

surviving dreams of dreaming

and not divining what was remembered

or dreamt even when sent home

to live as best he might when so tired

of medication and interventions

when all he wanted was to live

and love and still be the man

she married.

~

CLP 20/01/2021

On Memory xiii

In your deepest sleep

I woke to my own heartbeat

listened for your breath

~

CLP 15/01/2021

On Memory xii

We watch heaven’s light

until heat of evening chills

sleep tight together

~

CLP 14/01/2021