on Switzerland iii

heat of late September
accumulating moisture
brewing thunder storms

~

CLP 25/09/2021

August iii

needle lifts off vinyl

arm clicks to rest

low buzz of speakers

gently suppressed by rain

darkening the street

tickling the silver birch leaves

forming a wassssshhhhh

behind a passing car

~

CLP 09/08/2021

On Summer Rain

oh! welcome down draught

wash away harvest dust

cool our sheets for sleep

CLP 05/08/2021

On Rain

sky darkens, air cools

harvest dust swirls in downdraught

leaves dance to the beat

~

CLP 01/08/2021

On Summer

the heavens opened

rain filled in every hollow

she’d spat out her heart

~

CLP 10/07/2021

On Rain

thick dark soup of sky

ladles out downpour dollops

brook a bubbling broth

~

CLP 28/06/2021

Dream #21

heavy rain’s half-time shuffle on the roof

mixes with the jazz ostinato beat

of towering street lamps flicking by

wheels slip over pools along the carriageway

sheets of spray from trucks misting view

red rear lights, pairs of dazzling white

approach, recede

dashboard indicators green

there’s a song replaying on the radio

today becomes yesterday

00:00

as soon as tomorrow becomes now

vehicles stretch apart, further apart, disappear

then this is the last one tracing the road

deep into the city’s orange glow

pointless waiting at crossroads for change

illuminated arrows pointing home

weighed down by the return of gravity

I step through the door

the post on the hall floor

dates how long I’ve been away

a web loose-hanging at the window

holds small black silk bundles

where the spider’s been making hay

~

CLP 18/06/2021

On Water XLVIII

throws itself from clouds

chuckles down holes in gutters

again? you big kid!

~

n.b. Endless hours of fun. This is where the British get a reputation for always talking about the weather and having a dry sense of humour.

CLP 26/05/2021

On Water XLIV

I love the way rain

draws colour to dull pavements

illumination

~

CLP 22/05/2021

On Water XL

after-rain sunlight

streets shimmer in evening glow

soaked walkers steam dry

~

CLP 17/05/2021