From Leeds

enjoying the green space by the cathedral
spire pricking the blue autumn sky
stopping me, now a local, to ask
would you take some pictures please
first alone, then with my friend
landscape then portrait
mobile then iPad
we're going home tomorrow
to the other city of wool
the one of the hanging sheep

~

CLP 16/09/2021

Waiting…

...for the heat to hot up
the sun to spot me
for clouds to come
pull me under their covers
and soak me through
I'm ready

~

CLP 08/09/2021

Man-made

blocks lined-up from blue-prints
radiate back late summer heat
deny sleep

~

CLP 07/09/2021

on cloud

it's been dark so long
but for one ray of sunshine
hearing you smile

~

n.b. Haiku

CLP 02/09/2021

The Dancer

in this moment I saw you
impressed upon the sheet of heaven
your wings
lifting you above all
that ever bound you here

~

CLP 30/08/2021

August vi

somewhere in between

heat of summer / autumn mist

dry shimmer of leaves

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CLP 13/08/2021

August iii

needle lifts off vinyl

arm clicks to rest

low buzz of speakers

gently suppressed by rain

darkening the street

tickling the silver birch leaves

forming a wassssshhhhh

behind a passing car

~

CLP 09/08/2021

On Clouds

paint your own picture

or draw your own conclusions

aircraft carrier

~

CLP 07/08/2021

On Summer Rain

oh! welcome down draught

wash away harvest dust

cool our sheets for sleep

CLP 05/08/2021

Autumn?

there was a chill in the air

it caught my breath

dry leaves scuttered along the gutter

cloud veiled the stars, mussed the Moon

Cold? you questioned

pulling closer, looking up

smile shaping to kiss

~

CLP 02/08/2021