Thursday, 7 July 2011

~ July Sky ~

July sky
smashed the sea
of its blues.

Hot smoke rising,
whisperings from
a mountain
burning brown and grey.

Naked, hungry wind,
stark against hearts
runs on alone.
7th July 2011

Monday, 20 June 2011

Magpie Tales # 70 ~ Mute ~

I stare at you.
A silver tear-trail
on a glossy cheek
breaks your heart.

You want to know my story....
I cannot tell you.
My age has made me mute.

I am but dust and 
a face with a silver
For sale.
20th June, 2011
Thank you for the image prompt Magpie Tales

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Magpie Tales # 69 ~ Spiral ~ Haiku

Feminine spiral
divine proportion of life.
Post primordial womb.
13th June, 2011
Thank you for the image~prompt Magpie Tales

Friday, 10 June 2011

~ Whispering Secrets ~

Trees talk to my hands.
Bark~braille whispering secrets
to seeking fingertips. 
9th June, 2011

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

~ Dancing Day ~

Dancing day ~
Summertime heat
waves at you
at me ~
and melts 
 into night.
6th June, 2011

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

~ Moving Water ~

Moving water,

Seasons of the moon

A tree...
 softly sings
to sweet sky...
heralding Summer.
6th June, 2011

Friday, 20 May 2011

~ Drowned Ripples ~

The sea,
the river,
the tree
are silver.

The sun,
the tide,
drowned ripples
on your journey.
13th January 2010

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

~ Silent Wood ~

Silent wood,
cut to the bone.
Chopped, chopped.
The weak.
 The strong bursting high.
Fall apart.
Woodland poetry died.
8th  February 2011

Friday, 13 May 2011

~ Time Will Stay ~

Birds in glittering woods
speak words for years.
Changing breath...
Time will stay.
8th May  2011

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

~ The Hands of the Sun ~

I am walking
the hands of the sun,
casting lights of stars
off the ocean.
My skin might seal
the world within.
Your blush breathes
the grave away.
February, 2010

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

~ Faces of Flowers ~

Faces of flowers.
Summer eyes untouched
and unaware.
Ancient sands,
black and brilliant
calm the deep breath.
Delicate snow lies simple
and unsmiling.
Innocent anticipation.
5th September, 2010

Monday, 9 May 2011

~ Home ~

Wandering down by the stream
I hear sunrise track a shadow.
The field pulls the meadow
to the water.
Soft, thistledown breeze
13th Januarly 2011

Sunday, 8 May 2011

~ Passion ~

Underground safely,
mysteries rehearse
faultless avenues
upon a tomb.
And through the chill,
nothing was found
but passion.
8th May, 2011

Sunday, 1 May 2011

~ Beltane ~

A joyous celebration of life.
Fires burn in loin and soul.
Spirits high. Bodies meet,
Feeling mother Earth.
Her deep pulse beating time.
A rhythmic dance.
In honour of this Beltane night.
12 March 2008

Thursday, 14 April 2011

~ Frail as Ice ~

Winter snowfall frail as ice,
shifting against
polished green
bitter herbs.

Ritual of the unfree.
The wine poured,
and the door
a promise of stars.
In shadow.
11th March 2011

Friday, 8 April 2011

~ Waves Swell Roaring ~

 A fading, gleaming waywardness.
tightly enjoying escape.
Out in nature,
waves swell, roaring.
8th February 2011

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

~ The River's Stars ~

                                                                             photo by Jac Lee
  Blackening weather
as thin winter flows.
The river's stars
Unclench fists.

Trees housed in stone.
A naked red mountain
writes dark, ruined wine.
13th January 2011

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

~ Who Listened? ~

Summer golden.
Loudly sky.
Blue~green days.
See the prophet?
Who listened?
31st March 2010

Sunday, 3 April 2011

~ Fired on the Craggy Poet ~

The wild wall of sea,
like the gaudy trees
of Scarlet Valley,
fired on the craggy poet...
Death of a Lover.
18th October 2009
New Moon

Saturday, 2 April 2011

~ Have the Imagination ~

Have the imagination.
The forest: leaves, a waterfall,
a face in the rock.
Winter rain, and the crow
in the graveyard.

The fever of the drums;
the warrior with the sword;
the fire and water
warm by the black crossing.

Exhausted hands
of the West
of the East
leave nothing
to write about.
20th October 2009

Thursday, 31 March 2011

~ Alone ~

The river.
The frozen fen.
Grey eyes smoky.
The Scot, a bitter blow
to the dirty mistress;
she charms you.

The tree in winter
casts scarlet;
muddy Scot singing.

A daughter come home,
lies in the arms of
the roots.
Her breast like the day.

Swim the night thunder
and to the sea plunder
the heart.

Leap upon paradise
and half a queen.
By the river, watch the sky ~
18th October 2009

Monday, 28 March 2011

~ White and Silver Moon ~

White and silver moon
sleeps naked.
Sun ascends the forest.
Honey dragon crystal
spreads love to heart and life
June 2010

Sunday, 27 March 2011

~ Sudden Night ~

Sudden night.
Near light.
Saw through glass,
silver shine
play out a wet dawn.

Air stirred....
stilled again.

Fog by the stream
from the sea
still red
from the white tide.

Name on stone.
Grey winter
fists down the green.

The moon swims air
high on the flood.
6th June 2010

Thursday, 24 March 2011

~ * ~

The sea comes grabbing at my feet.
It tries to pull me in.
I laugh and say "No"!
22nd November 2002

Thursday, 17 March 2011

~ Raindrop in Raindrop ~

Raindrop in raindrop
Willow branch holding blue sky
Let my eyes swim you
April 29 2010

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

~ Astro Dreams ~

Golden astro dreams
Dancing on walls of my mind
Cosmos flying free
April 29 2010

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

~ Be Kind to Yourself ~

Like yourself
Smile a lot
Hug a friend
Make herb tinctures
Talk to trees
Ride a motorbike
Dance in the moonlight
Run barefoot through fields
Kiss a loved one
Pick daisies
Write a poem
Climb a mountain
Go bare-back riding
Make a daisychain
Dance in the rain
Watch a thunderstorm
Drink herb teas
Wear funny hats
Paint your toenails
Sing with the wind
Be kind to a stranger
Watch a stormy sea
Be who you are
Laugh out loud
Sit in quiet, sit in peace
Be kind to yourself
Be your best friend


Monday, 14 March 2011

~ A Flame Cries to Summer ~

I stand on the wall.
A painted hat with cockles
displays a peeled sun.
A flame cries to summer,
and I seek green grace
where miracles fly.
12th March 2011

Sunday, 13 March 2011

~ Spring Flowers ~

The chiming ice
struck water
in sight of Spring flowers
where blossoms
your name.
12th March 2011

Friday, 11 March 2011

~ Faerie Mirrors ~

Magic reflections
Faerie mirrors gleaming light,
Aurora shimmer
July 18 2007

Thursday, 10 March 2011

~ Soft Rises the Sea ~

                                                                             Photo by Jac Lee

A crystal told me
the wild bedazzling life
edged the eager
snake of flames
down the moon's hollows.

The sea rose the waters of fire
and the angel led night to day
and the sun fills my eyes
and soft rises the sea.
27th October 2009

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

~ Dandelion Clocks ~

Dandelion clocks and daisy faces
dance their time
in the garden of secrets
22nd May, 2010

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

~ Mystery in Green ~

Candles lighting bones on marble walls.
There; rich with scarlet,
their hands of backgammon
follow the mystery
in green.
20th October 2009

Monday, 7 March 2011

~ Drinking~in Yellow ~

A lament for a summer month which ended up with 9 days of sun and 22 days of rain.

I miss the sun.
I miss its warmth upon my skin.
Eyes closed;
Drinking~in yellow.
Eyes closed;
Seeing red.
Eyes closed;
smelling hot blue.
Sun. Sun. Sun.
Miss you.
17th July 2009

Sunday, 6 March 2011

~ I Sing the Silken Morning ~

                                                                                  Photo by Mark Lee

I sing the silken morning
of light, of white, of golden tide.
under the land of violet.
Lightning and thunderstorms
sheet the hills,
rich brown and orange.
And, in the distance....
Blue mists.
19th October 2009

Saturday, 5 March 2011

~ Stone Friends ~

Feather treasures found in the grass.
Stone friends shine and smile.
Red kites fly.
Breeze kisses my skin.
Beautiful Thor's Day.
14th August 2009

Friday, 4 March 2011

~ Diamonds in my Hair ~

A wind of blue,
coiling around
lakes and mountainsides
bursts azure diamonds
in my hair.

5th September 2010

Thursday, 3 March 2011

~ I Sing to the Rain ~

Seagulls and crows dance
on a wet, windy evening.
I sing to the rain
7th April, 2009

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

~ Willow the Willow ~

Willow the willow
sing out
the magic garden
in the air of fun.

Lie beneath the tree.
Gaze on the water,
the scribbling
of innocence.

Take a stone
and fill a rose
in song.

Under the tree
lies a heart
that stormed
the willow the willow;
and the air sings.
7th June 2010

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

~ The Ice of Frozen Winter ~

Shadow and Ice

In the ice of frozen winter,
black shadows walk.
Phantoms in the shade.
31st March 2010

Monday, 28 February 2011

~ What Love ~

The poet....
boiling voice
rang clear.
A smile of snow
through sun.
Advancing heart,
a flower bared.
The heat shut in,
and silent words
vaulting charm
and grace.
Prose praised,
heart failed.
What love....

8th June 2010

Sunday, 27 February 2011

~ Hiraeth ~

Sun warm on skin.
Rogue wind. Cool. Gooses my flesh.
Eyes roam over ancient hills.
Feel small but I am huge...
So much a part of all I see.
I breath it. I feel it. I embrace it to me;
greedily holding on to what is left.
I grieve for what has been lost
- so many changes in my time.
I grieve...
I grieve...
I grieve...

7th June, 2008

Monday, 21 February 2011

~ I Sit Quietly ~

I sit quietly...
a leaf, coloured by autumn drops from its tree.
I sit quietly...
a tortoiseshell butterfly flies by my face.
I sit quietly...
a bumblebee lands on a flower by my feet.
I sit quietly...
a Robin serenades me from a nearby branch.
I sit quietly...
a money spider comes to rest on my hand.
I sit quietly...
and see and hear a large skein of geese as they fly by.
I sit quietly...
and hear the whoosh of the sea below me.
I sit quietly.
With Nature.

5th October, 2009

Thursday, 17 February 2011

~ Waters of Silver ~

Waters of silver,
a shrine to sprinkle
ancient air.
Tree, bare, naked.
Stones breath in.
Silent water
rising green and sharp
and grieving,
comes broken
in red and white.
The stone of shore,
a gentle, soft yellow.
The river,
purple, light,
springing journeys
with the day.
5th September, 2010

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

~ The Beat of Footsteps ~

in deep mud,
the beat of footsteps.

in a bed,
a secret

The owl drifting solemn
down the night,
grave thoughts

31st March 2010

Monday, 14 February 2011

~ My Love is Scarlet ~

My love is scarlet
and ruby.
Cocky and merry;
rich in stars;
 ancient with shadows;
never sober.

Brightness sweet as air
Singing away.....
20th October 2009

Sunday, 13 February 2011

~ I think I hear voices ~

The sky with light of Spring
when wind vaults the eagle's wing,
seizing shy fingers from sleep
on fighting waters.

I think I hear voices
cry on the wind.

3rd November, 2009

Friday, 11 February 2011

True Love

Lights soft and silk
peruse the mirror of honey.
Sparkling stone sighs,
and the moon
comes down on the rain.
True Love
8th June, 2010

Thursday, 10 February 2011

~ In the White of the Moon ~

In the white of the moon
a horseman lives,
naked in honey~heather.
Silver~night river
soft under the sky

8th February, 2011