on time

what hour can this be?
moonlit apple orchard limbs
rookery's dawn croaks

~

n.b. The mechanical measure of time slips into insignificance when daylight is secondary to moonlight. The corvids, atop the high trees, will let you know when it’s time to move.

CLP 08/01/2022

on time

Saturday again
always the same, but different
FA Cup weekend

~

n.b. You know what I’m talking about? It’s a special day to start off the new year.

Festivities behind us, time to get serious.

CLP 07/01/2023

on light

how many steps there?
silver balloon floats upward
illumination

~

n.b. Tonight it won’t be dark until the Moon sets.

CLP 04/01/2023

on time

seasons all muddled
curious robin calls by
bum barrels flit past

~

CLP 04/01/2023

on time

cricket in Sydney
while we are getting ready
football in Pompey

~

CLP 01/01/2023

on time

we have swung around
light stays with us longer now
past the furthest point

~

n.b. There is colder weather to come, but days lengthen, sky retains light until later each day.

CLP 30/12/2022

on time

that number is age
not just two simple digits
days faster, limbs slow

~

n.b. How would it feel if days are getting faster, but we stay at full grown adult pace? We would feel slower, relatively.

And how about shrinkage, is the world getting bigger, expanding like the Universe?

Hopefully not, at least for the youngsters.

CLP 28/12/2022

on time

has nothing since changed?
winter night gathers homeless
beneath old timbers

~

n.b. In Exeter, these ancient buildings still offer shelter for the street dwellers during inclement weather. The central doorway here, the bed space for a handful of street people, as it must have been many times over the centuries. How advanced is this advanced society, if there has been no advances in the provision of basic housing?

CLP 27/12/2022

on time

return anywhere
never quite what it had been
if memory's true

~

n.b. We rely on our versions of events, people, places to negotiate each day.

Confusion comes with fading memory. Understanding comes with wisdom. Truth is defined by the storytellers.

CLP 26/12/2022

on time

I will not descend
into irascible old age
there are too few hours

~

n.b. More preachy stuff.

CLP 22/12/2022