Monthly Archives: March 2014

If They Only Knew!

Rooms now vacant Except for…. Empty promises The old house reverts back into the hands of forgotten ghosts of names no longer spoken But he knows, he feels their presence Their mute lament Floorboards speak of shoe-less feet Doors close … Continue reading

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Swollen

Sky is moving Swollen Silent beast Landscape slumbers Winter sleep City train travels Pricks the grey-ness With its steel Trees are brooding In the silence Wet with melancholy Whispers There is a gathering…. Elemental arrival Imminent Hiss and spit Sun … Continue reading

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They Look Nice….

He’s three years old at least And to touch means everything His head is level with the coffee counter Choc bars and lolly pops within his fingertips His eyes wide open He’s a boy, so resistance is absolutely futile As … Continue reading

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Waiting at Platform One

Winter sky Late Sunday afternoon travelling westwards Waiting at platform one Outside the flagman kicks his toes Then, whistles go…. Leaving the city station the evening light is Jekyll and Hyde to the left broken blue With wads of cotton … Continue reading

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Strickly Lean

Brush strokes Few to speak off Strickly lean Bare bones Or, stones to build So mind the gap Life is the filling So take and give Remember tbe cycle Embrace the change I point in your Direction The rest is … Continue reading

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With a Silent Beat

Day Time passes with a silent beat from sunrise to sunset Then skips, repeats Nature ambiguously ticks Like the benign sound of a grandfather clock but human Time is segmented No one ┬ásees the seconds disappearing The minutes deserting or … Continue reading

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A Candle in the Middle

I sat on the stool Staring at the quiver in the mirror As if it was the analogy of Time A liquid pocket A vertical river Passage to a secret universe A simple candle in the middle Tantalisingly suggestive A … Continue reading

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Yet, Time is Regular

Reading Larkin on the train suspicious of life but, afraid of death This metal beast sliders through the landscape Cow and sheep mowing grass Mouth to ground Indifferent to familiar sounds Noise Filters through naked trees While horses wear overcoats … Continue reading

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Truth is Shadow

Perhaps Truth is the hidden Presence Shadowing the journey of Man Immortal of Time But beyond the reach of Men By Paolo Michell

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Did You Feel It?

Each evening the ritual repeats End of day The undressing begins Darkness presses against the glass Windows of light dotted Across the cityscape muted audience Silent echo Now, the building is Empty The day’s events questioning…. Those segments of hours … Continue reading

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