on time

solitary oak
too big to fail, abandoned
child of the forest

~

CLP 22/01/2023

on time

discreet flash of gold
see the promise of better?
deceit of winter

~

n.b. North Norfolk, December, not Serengeti.

CLP 09/12/2022

on time

swimming in rivers
heart shakes, shock of cold water
alive, alive, oh!

~

n.b. For The Broads of the Broads, wild swimmers.

CLP 30/11/2022

on time

furrowed brow of hill
autumn's celestial blue
alarmed crows take flight

~

n.b. One of Norfolk’s redundant churches, St Peter’s, Corpusty. It is said to have Norman elements, possibly even Saxon. It hosts an annual service for the Friends of Friendless Churches.

The tree to the left of picture hosts a rookery of argumentative corvids.

CLP 18/10/2022

on time

if this is home
what am I doing about it?
home for good or move

~

n.b. Home is not the house, but the location.

CLP 15/10/2022

on time

starlings gathering
sparkling in low August sun
speckling wheat stubble

~

CLP 10/08/2022

on getting home very, very late

'Ello, 'ello, er
so what's all this about, then?
none of your business

~

n.b. Nice to see Norfolk Constabulary out and about in such numbers on Norwich Pride day. I saw seven officers, wearing various rainbow motifs, transfers, face paints, etc., interviewing a lone male who had been travelling on an unlicensed electric scooter in the city centre.

Meanwhile, the Met declined to interview, or even send a questionnaire, to the covid lockdown partying Prime Minister. Elsewhere, fossil fuel companies are robbing us blind and no, no one is looking at the legalities of their exploitative monopoly behaviours.

CLP 31/07/2022

on time

hear that? rain's patter
streaked, dusty window, cool air
grass barely alive

~

CLP 26/07/2022

on Ukraine

out on the weekend
we spend hours playing, shopping
while others wait still

~

CLP 02/07/2022

on summer

talk of clear blue sky
and here it is, like crystal
devoid of hirundines

~

n.b. Where are the swallows, martins and swifts? I was lucky enough to hear their familiar squeals, then count seven swifts later this evening, but not a swallow or martin, above the houses, or down by the lakeside earlier.

CLP 24/06/2022