On Pain (Norfolk)

Young men side by side

British, Czechs, Poles, and Germans

Buried together.

~

n.b. Farmers’ fields reclaimed from airfields, except this hallowed ground that holds sons of Europe, (and Australia, Canada and New Zealand), whose souls have flown.

~

CLP 10/09/2020

On the Road xxvi

Restlessness ceases

Traveller’s weary heart breathes

Grass soft underfoot

~

n.b. God bless her and all who sail in her.

CLP

On the Rise

Bright, brighter, brightest

Venus tows Moon to zenith

Weary Sun awakes

~

CLP 17/08/2020

On Love

Wounded but blessed

Arrow leaves scars forever

Touch them; they are real

.

n.b. Better to have had than have not. I have been blest.

~

CLP 14/07/2020

Silver

The harsh-sunned pool laid flat still

Mirror to the willows’ feathered limbs

A float-glass plate decorated with green

Fronds and strands held still beneath

No flow, no breath

I lean on the stone parapet

See my silhouette’s sharp outline

I am about to leave this scene

When a metallic flash, a flip, a soft splash

The surface cut from below by a butterfly kiss

Yes, she’s there, but not for long

But she’s there

I smile to myself and wander happily on

~

CLP 10/08/2020

On The Beach

I sat on the stones

In warm air

Spray on my face

Sea air in my lungs

Warmth of Sun on my back

I sat on the stones

Nothing more than this

.

CLP 10/07/2020

On Endings (iii)

Thoughtless ramblings

Reconstructed sensibly

With presence of mind

.

CLP 22/06/2020

In the (U)SA (?)

There will reach a point

When people have to sit down

And smoke the pipe of peace

.

CLP 03/06/2020

On Solitude

In time of chaos

Seek space to discover calm

Beautiful respite

.

CLP 06/03/2020

On Waiting

Time no enemy

Offers up precious seconds

Gifts for you alone

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CLP 04/03/2020