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 stage

something's happening here
Vieira and the Silvers
unrepeatable?

~

n.b. There is a scene developing in Norwich. It’s something quite special. A time, a place and an explosion of exciting, new sounds. Happy days, stupefying nights!

CLP 12/11/2022

on place

we know each other
yet context is everything
greeting unanswered

~

n.b. Late October. A warm Saturday night, streets busy with Halloween revellers. People dressed to be unrecognisable. How would I have known who you are?

CLP 30/10/2022

on time

Run Norwich 10k
they ask, what is your best time?
It's right about now

~

CLP 23/10/2022

on time

back again as if
I thought I could ever leave
roots work into soul

~

n.b. Trafalgar Day in Nelson’s county. The statue is Wellington, Nelson is hiding behind the orange and yellow tree in the background. I didn’t find me until after.

CLP 21/10/2022

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 life

sparrow hawk attack
cacophony of squealing
rookery alerted

~

n.b. The most remarkable sight of a sparrow hawk trying to drag a jackdaw to a plucking post. The prey nearly the same size as the hawk, makes things awkward, unbalancing the flight and managing to drop to the ground in the pub garden. The sparrow hawk does not tarry, seen off noisily by the other corvids raised from the surrounding trees by the alarm.

CLP 01/09/2022

on time

Moon setting across
Wensum. I wish you were here.
Simple, isn't it?

CLP 02/08/2022

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

nigh two years have passed
we're increasingly distant
universe expands

~

CLP 13/07/2022