Tuesday, September 08, 2009


the hotel plays
'My Generation'
over breakfast
a couple round about my age
complain about the noise

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


"...we began seeing one another..." he said, and I thought of people going about their daily routine, exchanging a brief smile with a shop assistant, half noticing passers-by in the street, glancing at work colleagues on the way to their desks, all in a blur of humanity. And then one day something shifts, eye contact is made, and someone comes into clearer focus.

approaching autumn
in this morning's post a note
from the optician

Thursday, July 30, 2009

rising over
an empty nest

Saturday, July 25, 2009

second-hand buddha - £500
haiku journal -
using it to rescue
a bee

Friday, July 10, 2009

someone has found
what they're looking for -
bee in the lavender

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Learning not to swim

I'm all at sea but that's ok
it's not that I am not at home
it's good to swim then turn and float
between the water and the air
and feel the surface like a skin.

If I should dream of hot, dry land
it's not that I would wish to walk
or run or dance but only
lap against the shore and feel
it's marvellous, alien permanence.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

keep on swinging
from hope to hope
it's a circus
but hey,
you're still flying

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

conspiracy theory
the surveillance camera
turns a blind eye

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

coming in to land
the plane is
but everything
below has crashed

Thursday, May 07, 2009

with both hands
the toddler holds up
an Elvis umbrella

Monday, April 27, 2009

strange rooms
and forking paths
in my dreams
I deliberately
lose myself

Sunday, April 19, 2009

playing cards
on the train
she takes his hand

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

evening train -
the young commuter reads
a president's biography

Monday, March 30, 2009

after dreams -
a clear sky
and a hard frost

Saturday, March 28, 2009

westbound train
sliding out from under
back-lit cloud

Thursday, March 26, 2009

in the middle
of a spring green field -
a headless scarecrow

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

maybe we live
to dream
and eternity is spun
from the dream worlds
we have made
some insights
can only be expressed
by a splash
of orange
against green

Sunday, February 22, 2009

against the grey
a white gull
turns and turns and turns
a clear view
of Windwhistle Tower

Saturday, February 14, 2009

February rain
under one umbrella

Monday, February 09, 2009

through the office window - wind whistle

Monday, February 02, 2009

all night in silence
the world

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

muted applause -
one million people
wearing gloves

Sunday, January 18, 2009

the tour group
seek shelter from the wind -
Mayflower Memorial