The Winter Moon

The Winter Moon

The Moon on a Wintry Night

A Pity You Didn't Johnny Appleseed

A pity you didn't Johnny Appleseed and scatter the products of your devotion to " the glamorous hell of love" they could spring up for the reading of the will with youthful juice

A Seagulls Eye

In your eye your reptilian shallow eye the supposed brutishness of the British is all Our Shakespearean louts and doxies Falstaffs companions dripping and itching are taken for all

After the Rain

After the Rain After the rain everyone has new cars clouds slide across their roofs silk slips of skybright and shadow the tops of flagpoles are collaged with tinfoil

Brenchley By Dark

Brenchley by Dark Storm wind took the power from Windmill Hill by torchlight the Georgian house paints itself a Reynolds Jane Austen wraps her pelisse close in the carriage smoke sings of warm conversation and a musicale

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Rainy Finchcocks

Rainy Finchcocks Bank holiday charm, Finchcocks greets with gorgeous Georgian facade and every view is labelled glorious swelling greens and fielded sheep

Old Roses

Old Roses Old roses underplanted with lavender banked purple petticoats solid as old money and a well trained chorus a Jacobean courtyard of mellow stone seems to be theatrically painted


Forsythia colour flashing The sun stored egg yolk warmth under coffee ground earth

The Life of the Mind

The Life of the MInd As beautiful as smoke letters flying off pages and swooping like swallows into the eaves up then darkling into a light blue and a yellowing sunset

The Schola Tomb

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Faure's Paradisum

touched by beauty at Evensong

The Sleigh

The sleigh only flies in slowed down snowed downtime when we have time for logs and mulled wine and the world can't get here or us there because of the risk of

The Edge of the Garden

The edge of the garden dissolves like an Disprin a spreading cloud of watery fog in it a tree hunches in the margins like a huge man in a mac with a Homburg pressed low cold in a peasouper


A little light stalking like a sneaky cigarette out by the barn or the odd piece of chocolate on a good diet day like my kitten watching a beetle just moving her head There he stands

It needs a Dragon

The garden needs a dragon it looks now slumped,hungover,unkempt tousled as grumpy as a Freshman on a Monday shrubs collapsed by a winter hypnotist "and down" Sleeping Beauty's wicked witch

Snow Globe

Permutations of students swirled to the front and sang not just "The Coventry Carol" but "And the Glory" and "Lullay My Liking" with monastic harmonies perfectly entwined

Islands and Ferries

The far Isles

Fire in the Wood

A Bonfire in the dark

Owl Time Rag

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My Dead Princess

It should be no surprise by now that some people I have known have died The girl with very long hair at school died in Florida in the Easter break age 15 I remember her but not very well

Future Fruit

There are blossoms and blossoms Some gaudy about Shiaperelli pink and bright yellow bustiers hiking up skirts for bees waving stamens all fishnets and 6 inch heels take my pollen

Hysterical Trees

A bit of wind and the trees are waving boughs like little girls screaming at a spider or a dessicated dead mouse teenagers hearing creaking steps after a seance

Muskrat Dam

vanishing worlds