Tuesday, January 31, 2006

talking about music
their feet under the table
tap in time

Monday, January 30, 2006

spring term -
he tries to type
with gloves on

Saturday, January 28, 2006

winter sun
flashes off metal
and glass

Friday, January 27, 2006

an icy wind -
the greens and whites
of the flower stall

Thursday, January 26, 2006

sunlight and shadow
moving across this year's
action plan

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

long after it seems
that light and hope have died
green spears push through
dark earth and a bird calls
in the night garden

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

little girl
holds her doll by the ankle
and swings
her auburn hair
flying in the wind

Monday, January 23, 2006

looking out
of an old photograph
my younger self
gives me a coolly
disapproving stare

[It's scary what comes to light when you're moving house.]

If you'd like to disapprove of your future self why not send them an email from FutureMe?

Sunday, January 22, 2006

crows
on neighbours rooftops
back to back

Friday, January 20, 2006

A-level papers -
questions I once knew
the answers to

[It's amazing what comes to light when you're moving house.]
village station
an early bird sings louder
than the tannoy

Thursday, January 19, 2006

grey day
the only bright spot
a red traffic light

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

no smoking sign
beside the one that says
do not alight here

Sunday, January 15, 2006

irritated
by the sight of early
hot cross buns

Saturday, January 14, 2006

full moon -
another look through
the property pages
bare branches
outside the vacant house
wren song

Thursday, January 12, 2006

beyond
the road closed sign -
just fog

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

all over town
pale light
of the hidden moon

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

streetlights
on wet tiles, the street sweeper's
brush marks

Monday, January 09, 2006

jackdaws
take to the sky before
the winter sun

Saturday, January 07, 2006

at the end
of this unremarkable road
misty fields

Friday, January 06, 2006

house portrait
from a respectful distance
down the green lane

Thursday, January 05, 2006

a flock of gulls
sunlit
over the gas tanks

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

low sun
illuminates
the undersides of things

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

sitting
cross legged, head bowed -
in a shop doorway
house for sale -
a snail
by the gate

Sunday, January 01, 2006

quiet celebration -
first tea
of the new year


New Year's Eve
a dream of leaving
by dotto train