On Water xxvii

bent double by grief

sadness enough to birth rivers

path shadowed by tears

~

CLP 04/05/2021

On Water xxvi

brighter than the Sun

black pool illumination

Wensum’s dazzle ship

~

CLP 03/05/2021

On Water xxiv

temperature drops

wind picks up, swirls through reed beds

air tasting of rain

~

CLP 02/05/2021

On Water xxiii

absence of presence

bottle; long-term substitute

happiness of toes

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CLP 01/05/2021

On Water xxii

our thirst impressions

catch the eye and stick in throat

memories decay

~

CLP 30/04/2021

On Water xxi

soil crumbled to dust

decorous clouds braid sunset

prayers for rain dissolve

~

CLP 29/04/2021

On Water xx

sorting through shingle

picking out perfect pebbles

stones skimming off waves

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CLP 28/04/2021

On Water xix

shallow bay soon fills

tide’s return washes creeks clear

floods all memory

~
CLP 28/04/2021

On Water xviii

waves paw the sea wall

tentacles gently shine the stone

working at weak spots

~

n.b. However old these stones, however long in situ, the sea will eventually wear them down, one wave or another.

~

CLP 26/04/2021

On Water xvii

lunatic repetition

tide in, tide out, back and forth

set your clock by it

n.b. Imagine if we had time pieces attuned to the tides, not set from Greenwich Meridian; would we be more sensitive to our planet’s music?

CLP 25/04/2021