on water

crystalline sky meets
golden tears wept by willows
life-belt's hollow ring

~

CLP 16/12/2021

daylight robbery

this is ours
the canvas that fills with cumuli
where delicate cirrus decorates our moon
where Sun drags its heat from dawn to dusk
the venue of Venus, the field for Mars
where Saturn plays perpetual hula hoop
dance floor of Jupiter and its spinning jewels
backdrop for all our stars
this is our space you build in
concreting our view
damping our days
darkening our nights
boxing the light
constricting our breath
into narrow alleyways
you, who have enclosed our commons
now prepare to steal our sky

~

n.b. Time to draw a line to protect our light. Walls are being built on river banks and coasts for the few who are buying up our common views, breathing space and sense of space.

Norwich is being slowly smothered by these concrete and glass blocks. The Wensum is being enclosed.

Watching the building foundations being sunk is fascinating until you realise how deep the piles go and then the horror takes over; the sky is being taken from us.

~

CLP 15/10/2021

On the Edge

solid, liquid, gas

permanence ethereal

shifting between states

~

CLP 01/07/2021

Dream #17

white finger stretching south

beyond the headland

scratching open the sky

I rigidly follow the pilot

curled tight in a too small seat

the aircraft casting a fleeting mark

a dark crucifix on the rising sea

a pulse passing through the Channel

heaven howling echoes

in the chambers of my heart

I know not where I am going

nor why I am gone

~

CLP 12/06/2021

Dream #14

the Moon lies

in some galactic gutter

off his face on space junk

leaving all the lights on

so many colours, constellations confused

by brilliance of the luminous clutter

and you here, warm, safe, sound asleep

to the universal song and dance

of the stars going loopy

given their chance

~

CLP 09/06/2021

On Water xxxiv

displacement of sorts

along coventry canal

coconut in sky

~

CLP 12/05/2021

On Water xxi

soil crumbled to dust

decorous clouds braid sunset

prayers for rain dissolve

~

CLP 29/04/2021

On Water xv

green brine of Pompey

no shallow mirror of sky

depth of character

~

CLP 24/04/2021

L3 (Day 35): On Heat

When its this cold the sky burns

shades the late afternoon pink

sends clear warning to shepherds

~

CLP 10/02/2021

On the Road xxviii

Drained of emotion

I drive through the Fens weighed down

by oceanic sky

~

CLP 27/09/2020