on time

November quiet
between harvest and solstice
colour drains from sky

~

n.b. Yep, one of those days.

CLP 24/11/2022

on Ukraine

winter at window
breath clouds view, power unplugged
panes frosted over

~

n.b. Shadows moving in the shadows. Scorched Earth becomes Frozen Earth. Moscow’s cruelty has no boundaries.

CLP 22/11/2022

On Time

dark envelops us
collars up, hats pulled down firm
vision fore-shortened

~

n.b. Layout the welcome mat to winter.

CLP 05/11/2022

on Ukraine

narrow strip of earth
turns into no man's land
time to draw the line?
a telephone rings
again? so soon? let me see
awkward exchanges
death calls at the door
its noose swings from naked tree
nuclear winter
who has the power?

~

n.b. It has come to this. Another conversation, the second in three days. Things are hotting up.

CLP 24/10/2022

on light

hit me with some lux
tease crocus from winter soil
vibrant purple bloom

~

CLP 11/02/2022

on the wind

fast-paced script demands
multiple set changes
invisible stage hands

~

n.b. Five / six / six syllables.

CLP 07/02/2022

on light

sheltered we watched
clouds dispersed by easterly
momentarily

~

CLP 05/02/2022

on winter

sprung without warning
carpeting the woodland soil
snow drops? frozen tears?

~

n.b. Rubbish time of year shows signs of brightening up.

~

CLP 03/02/2022

on friendship

even in winter
bud swells, bursts into flower
come now, what's to fear?

~

n.b. Alternative last lines:

come now, what’s to fear

all we have is time

all we need is time

warmth of Sun draws bloom

Feel free to add your own five syllables via the comments link. 😊

~

CLP 28/01/2022

on the wind

night-long low moaning
twists curtain, clicks doors' catches
snake licks round bedroom

~

n.b. It has been a quiet winter so far out here in East Anglia’s hilly city, but now the wind is getting involved, stirring the pot, dragging the cold air with it through the streets like an impatient parent leading a tardy child to the school gate.

CLP 27/01/2022