Friday, March 31, 2006

the way
his hair falls -
for a moment
I forget
his age
the old tree -
everyday a little heavier
with blossom

Thursday, March 30, 2006

back streets -
metal spokes are all that's left
of the umbrella

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

in the laundry basket
today's blouse looks
exhausted

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

welcoming
me home -
the neighbour's cat

Saturday, March 25, 2006

after the performance
the stage -
emptier than before

Thursday, March 23, 2006

view from the hill -
a white sleeve raised towards
a flipchart graph

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

cool stone hall -
the cheerfulness
of the security guard

Monday, March 20, 2006

in a sunny corner
a patch of daffodils show
just a hint of yellow
before being battered
face down to the ground

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Sunday sunshine -
the builder's ladder leans
against the wall

Friday, March 17, 2006

north wind -
a drift of paperwork
across my desk

Thursday, March 16, 2006

jazz club jam -
three guys comparing
saxophones
a blue light
on the trumpet player's face
half shadow

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

theology
interrupted by
the hiccups
morning gloom -
I draw back the curtains
close the blinds

Monday, March 13, 2006

secretly pleased -
a poet calls my poem
undistinguished

Saturday, March 11, 2006

outside
a bird is singing without
pause for breath
and still I hesitate
over what to say

Friday, March 10, 2006

early morning sun
across the park - all of us
squinting at it

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

early spring -
an exchange of emails
re: rain

Monday, March 06, 2006

I might have thought
I was the only one
to feel this way
if it wasn't that it has
been sung about - ad nauseam
Can't believe I wrote this before hearing 'Pay the Devil'! 'There stands the glass' is the stand out track from this album - if you ask me. Although 'Things have gone to pieces' is growing on me, even if it reduces me to helpless giggles about halfway through. Which I'm not sure is intended. Although it just might be... 'My bucket's got a hole in it' is fun too, and 'Back Street Affair'... and I think I actually like this record!

Sunday, March 05, 2006

casting shadows
from the school railings -
Sunday sunshine

Friday, March 03, 2006

spring night -
a scattering of ash scented
with sandalwood and rose

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

after the party -
the musical instruments
I didn't play...

Note to tc, if you're reading this, remind me to get the musical frog out if we have a haiku meeting!