on light

this our stage backlit
from hereon in 'tis Summer
flowers turn to fruit

~

CLP 22/06/2022

on light

all you can muster
from heaven, Earth and water
celestial blue

~

CLP 21/06/2022

on time

light fills June's night sky
we swing toward the Solstice
gratitude in hearts

~

CLP 20/06/2022

on rain

Now you're here, I'll sleep
Safe at home, warm in my bed
I've really missed you

~

CLP. 18/06/2022

Windows

close to midnight
twenty two degrees
roof open
we roll down the windows
roll down the strip
cruise control on
twenty mph
can't find the music
shuffling through the dock
warehouses, flood lights, cctv
cobbled streets, Trafalgar Square
depeche mode
an abandoned town film set
a lone riotous pub on the quay
we roll on
laughing
not street racing from the lights
we're up to sixty, plus
we head West by North-west
sea-salt thickening our hair
fair skin pinked
all the youth
we lived apart
in an evening

~

CLP 18/06/2022

on the moon

did you really think
such beauty could pass unseen
behind a silk screen?

~

CLP 17/06/2022

on air

at Somerleyton
sky thick with summer's silence
effortless red kite

~

CLP 12/06/2022

June

in England
exam halls full
biros scribbling
humidity and heat
someone decreed the tie must be worn

they will hear nothing of the lark
catch not the cuckoo calling
cannot simmer in the slow burn to Solstice
the ticking clock
ninety minutes of mathematics

a pair of blackbirds flush out the jay
heron stalking by the weir
deep dwellers snapping at surface midges
reeds revelling with rainbow trout
two hundred children sat in rows

stretched out under the sun
barley feathering the fields
the school year runs
in laps that tighten the adult grip
on childhood

~

CLP 07/06/2022

on time

things happen unseen
turn your back for five minutes
and what do you know!

~

n.b. Summer? Already?

CLP 20/05/2022

on high

they called by briefly
sketching loops and arcs above
such a swift visit

~

n.b. Where have you gone, oh beautiful birds? Sad to say my picture shows gulls circling…

CLP 18/05/2022