On Time

grass mown and tedded

wuffled to speed its curing

awaiting baler

CLP 18/07/2021

Dream #15

spangled moonless night

retreats from black to blue

I spin towards dawn grateful

sleep’s re-hash of ancient noire

will be rubbed out

by exposure to the Sun

~

CLP 09/06/2021

Dream #2

chairs edge round

tracking the high Sun’s arc

across the piazza

blue pierced by medieval tower

the cafê name

Italian

~

CLP 29/05/2021

On Water XL

after-rain sunlight

streets shimmer in evening glow

soaked walkers steam dry

~

CLP 17/05/2021

On Water xxvi

brighter than the Sun

black pool illumination

Wensum’s dazzle ship

~

CLP 03/05/2021

On Water xx

sorting through shingle

picking out perfect pebbles

stones skimming off waves

.

CLP 28/04/2021

Sun Dial

what time was it when

Sun projected pine shadows

on warm warehouse bricks

~

CLP 07/04/2021

On Reflection

Yeah, great.

Another sunset. What’s great about that?

Gold, cold, darkness approaches.

Day’s end and time to struggle with the night.

I want, I need, I long to see another sunrise.

Picture that! Another sunrise.

Not much to ask,

is it?

~

CLP 30/03/2021

L3 (Day 72): Three Score

What a day of light to enjoy before this year’s Spring Equinox.

Even before I drew back my bedroom curtains the day sounded sunny. The air was soft. The birdsong sharp. The sound of passing cars subdued.

It has been a delight to get outside and walk on more open ground by the Yare, once again running within its banks after the winter floods. On the lower land beyond its slight embankments are large pools of standing water decorated by gulls, swans and mallards. These small, shallow lakes will take a while to seep into the saturated clay soil.

Norfolk has already passed the point of equinox as today enjoyed twelve hours and eight minutes from sunrise to sunset.

Now to turn up the temperature in this godforsaken Frigidaire of a county!

~

CLP 19/03/2021

On Branches

Above these thick limbs

the canopy frame prepares

to harvest sunlight

~

CLP 18/03/2021