On Hope vi

we will meet again

that is written, ’tis our fate

yes, all will be fine

~

CLP 22/06/2021

On Understanding

What relief there is

to know our confusion’s past.

For that I’m grateful.

~

n.b. In a complex world, establishing a little bit of peace, love and understanding is always a good thing, however long it takes to get there.

~

CLP 21/02/2021

On Waking

From night’s dark places

Eyes open to a new day

Illumination

~

CLP 06/02/2021

On Friendship (continued)

We have all the time

required to be gentle.

Friendship will endure.

~

CLP 03/02/2021

On Numbers (x.7)

You are always here

How could it never be so?

Exeunt omnes

~

CLP 28/11/2020

On Numbers (x.5)

She said, “You should smile”

I nodded grimly, “Thank you”

“Try again” she coaxed.

~

CLP 24/11/2020

Poem Found in Poems

I’m in love

In a cemetery of secret desires

Soft lips, all for one

Until dawn breaks

Gently, I came to his shore

Coincidences cocked my senses

Breathed love that penetrated me

A rose blooming in a garden of roses

Watered by crocodile tears

~

n.b. Today, 1st October, 2020 is National Poetry Day in the UK. Thank you to inspirational poets where ever you are today.

CLP 01/10/2020

On Pleasure viii

Smiles unseen but heard

Kisses welcomed and returned

Hands au naturel

~

CLP 09/09/2020

Sonnet To A Long-distance Love Lost During Covid-19

Quick from Café Grancy to the old dance
Full moon and stars aligned the day we met!
Conversation became sweet, full-flown romance
Nights and days in hotels we shan’t forget
~
Ravenna, London, Sidmouth, Valetta
We sought each other out in all weather
Whether sun, or snow. Rain? All the better!
We talked, made love, dreamt and woke together
~
In this wild whirl, how would we imagine
What might weaken our constancy of thought;
That coronavirus would intervene,
When Switzerland loosened; UK still taut?
~
Slowly, whilst tens of thousands died,
We lost the trust on which our love survived.
~

n.b. “So what?” I hear you sigh, “get over yourselves!” Fair comment.

~
CLP 21/08/2020

On the Road XXI

A fork on the way

Seemingly simple choices

Have consequences

~

n.b. Old style traffic sign in Somerton, Somerset, that marks a parting of the ways. Which, let’s be honest, happens.

~

CLP 13/08/2020