on time

wait long as you like
water never runs up hill
best to go with flow

~

CLP 25/10/2022

on time

shallow, shingle-banked
Severn trickles through Bridgenorth
gulls gather in pools

~

n.b. Whatever rain falls this week will be welcome. The sign is superfluous. How can there be fish here, where the mighty river, bordering Wales and England, runs as thin as a shroud across stony ground?

CLP 06/09/2022

on water

fens drained for farming
commons mopped up by gentry
raindrops or teardrops?

~

n.b. First the common land under James I, then the water boards under the Tories. If we need it, they control it. Through legislation for the landed gentry, by the landed gentry, generations of people remain in the thrall of robber barons. Time for change.

CLP 27/08/2022

on rain

coming soon enough
fiercely beating the hard clay
raging in torrents

~

CLP 13/08/2022

on rain

we bemoan presence
your mild inconvenience
weep at absence

~

n.b. Notes, coins and electronic tokens in private water companies’ bank accounts are worth nothing when Nature’s reserves have been spent.

It is expected that a drought is to be declared in England today. July 2022 saw just 10% of average rain fall for the month, while August has seen close to none at all.

We search the skies for signs of rain. What next, rain dances, prayers?

CLP 12/08/2022

on time

don't be afraid, look back
there's water, other stuff too
bridges have been crossed

~

CLP 19/06/2022

on time

Is there any plan?
Does there have to be a plan?
River gently flows

~

CLP 02/05/2022

on light

recognisable
though decades lie between us
water broken moon

~

CLP 17/03/2022

on water

winter leaf litter
fuels seasonal fungi growth
expose concrete bloom

~

n.b. Nice that many of Norfolk’s water towers were situated in woodland in deference to local aesthetic sensibilities. Their increased visibility after the leaf-fall sits neatly with the natural cycle of mushrooms; hence the design, I suppose.

~

CLP 03/01/2022

on water

river flood tide turns
draws Sunday sailing to close
brilliant triangles

~

CLP 21/11/2021