On The Breeze

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Gentle draught carries

Scent and echoes from afar

Sea air and childhood

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CLP 14/11/2018

On Autumn VII

Hyacinth bulbs shoot

Despite storms, damp and darkness

Winter will sparkle.

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CLP 11/11/2018

On Autumn V

How bright dragonfly

Life sparkles in late summer

Passes too quickly

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CLP 11/11/2018

On November

Sombre trees stand bare

Paths buried by scorned leaves

Lost travellers weep

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CLP 10/11/2018

On Shingle

Rushing stones swept

By surging storm driven surf

Spit and hiss at Man

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CLP 09/11/2018

Nightmare II

Unbolted stable door

Frees untethered fears to run

Roughshod over dreams.

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CLP  07/11/2018

On The Beach

Relentless waves

Assault makeshift defences

Wash away resolve.

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CLP 07/11/2018

Nightmare I

She gallops through sleep

Creates turbulence of thought

Calm in her stable.

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CLP 06/11/2018

First Light (i)

In the end of night

Sun leathered magnolia leaves

Resound to beats of rain

Set grass blades to shivery dance

Cracked soil swells, fills, closes quenched

Droplets pool in hollows

Shimmering sheets cover all

Border foliage floats

On the rising flood.

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Earthworms

Souls from the very depths

Swollen, pale pink, choked

Join the engorged slugs

Adrift.

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Hungry

Blackbirds wake

Throw yellow beaks open

To herald the dawn

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CLP  01/11/2018

Footnote

Tuesday evening

Eighteen thousand two hundred

TVs not needed.

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CLP 24/10/2018