on light

I must head northwards
cold burns throat, breath becomes smoke
winter sun warms back

~

CLP. 21/01/2023

on time

different but the same
morning light yet to arrive
ready to depart

~

CLP 15/01/2023

on land

pink sky threatens frost
life retreats beneath the turf
Moon casts stark shadows

~

n.b. Great to be back under Somerset skies.

CLP 02/01/2023

on time

cricket in Sydney
while we are getting ready
football in Pompey

~

CLP 01/01/2023

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

in Exeter

Christmas lights the streets
cardboard city's residents
feast on poverty

~

CLP 25/12/2022

on Dorset

adverse weather norm
Puddletown, Piddletrenthide
town names tell it all

~

n.b. When clear weather, it’s lovely. When it’s wet, it can be extremely wet. Love it. Today, like a shower, I was just passing through.

CLP 25/12/2025

on time

temperature drop
counter-measures introduced
slow tick-tock of clock

~

n.b. Chilling in front of a fire.

CLP 17/12/2022

on time

ebb tide at full flow
cables neatly stowed on deck
lines pulled taut, sails full

~

n.b. A ship can wait only so long before the tide turns. Many a ship sails without its full complement.

CLP 06/12/2022

on time

Friday evening rush
eyes seek out welcome embrace
nothing else matters

~

CLP 03/12/2022