Sunday, 11 November 2012

~ As Things Are and Remembering ~


A nettle and raspberry
place their leaves in a 
heart~shaped portal outside 
our bedroom window.

The starlings have returned;
their dark, glittery silhouettes 
replacing the fallen leaves
as they convene in loud, chattering
verboseness among the sleeping
branches of Ash.

The rain continues; 
clouds crying as they
witness the abuse of

The sun shines through;
a hopeful ray

There are rainbows in our living room,
from a wedding~bell crystal.
11th November 2012

Friday, 26 October 2012

~ Ancestral Art ~

Ivy clasped Hawthorn,
Inspires Celtic Knotwork.
Ancestral art.
22nd September 2012

Thursday, 25 October 2012

~ A Haiku River ~

A haiku river,
streaming syllables flowing
over rocks and stones.
13th April 2012

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

~ Silvered Driftwood Goddess ~

Silvered driftwood goddess
hugged by herbs
in the Garden of Secrets
12th October 2010

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

~ Impressions from an Autumn Equinox ~

A harsh caw of a crow ~
a discordant sound
disrupting the tunefulness
of fast running water, 
as it empties itself
into the stillness 
of a large pond.

Willows, Hawthorns, Hazels,
Ash and Sycamore
surround me;
we exchange breath.

A red~breasted Robin
looks with sharp eyes.
A heron flies.
The mist~filtered moon seduces
Pipistrelle bats.
22nd September 2012

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

~ Lullaby Memories ~

Black rimmed hearts
on a circular drum
above a nest of mud;
once home to fledglings
long flown.

A vinyl Leonard at 33 

does his round on the turntable.

I sit quietly, eyes closed,
remembering Suzanna
and unmade beds ~ night time

for an expectant mama. 

12th April, 2012

Sunday, 27 May 2012

~ Lepidopteran ~

Ripping, tearing, pushing,
I emerge into re~birth,
brand new and fragile
with wings wet and weighted.

I pause.

I wait.

Wings unfurl; drying.

A stretch, a slow, dancing flap.

then faster, 
and faster still
Jewelled wings
Take flight 

2nd September, 2008

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

~ Let Me Fly ~

I have a yearning....
A bone~deep burning
To do something wild ~
To merge and meld with elementals.

Spilling out of pores
Oozing out of barely contained soul
 I have a mind to rip open my skin,
Step out and fly ~
That would ease this desperate swirl.

I am a cocoon,
Let my flesh open wide.
Let me FLY.
2nd September, 2008

Monday, 14 May 2012

~ Happiness Is ~

Kissing My Man
Hugging Our Boy
Cuddling our little dog
Cloud watching
Finding heart~shaped and holey stones
Feeling sun's warmth on my upturned face
Drinking cool, fresh, sweet water
Smelling honeysuckle
Hand~stitching cloth ~ slowly
Chocolate melting in my mouth
The sharp taste of rhubarb crumble
Smelling woodsmoke
Laughing out loud
Smiling ~ always smiling
Making a spiral in the garden
Creating a garden
Watching bugs 
Working with crystals and stones
Hugging trees
Making Flower Essences

Not worrying
Laughing with My Man
Laughing with Our Boy
The things we need finding their way to us
Working with the Earth
Smelling a rose
Making tinctures
Blending creams
Washing my hair
Rinsing my hair with essential oils
Geranium, Neroli and Ylang Ylang
Having a shower
Having a candlelit bath
Smelling bluebells
Watching a spider weave her web
Making a Christmas cake
Using essential oils
Using herbs
Using a vintage typewriter

Reading a good book
Smelling lilacs
Baking bread
Reading poetry
Writing with a Parker pen
Sitting in front of an open fire
Owning a Rayburn range
A country kitchen
Simple, old furniture
Making Chai tea
Going on roadtrips
Walking in Nature
Blue skies
Bright stars in a black sky
Drinking tea in tea rooms
Writing poetry
Dressed warm on a cold day

Saturday, 12 May 2012

~ Bluebells ~

Dancing bluebells 
Ring in Spring
Chiming cheer
In the Garden of Secrets
April 19th, 2011

Friday, 11 May 2012

~ Moments Shared ~

As I fold wet clothes
into the willow laundry basket,
ready to be hanged on the
washing line tomorrow morning,
: :
I catch myself smiling,
as I think of moments
shared with my husband
earlier today.
: :
I am happy.
8th May, 2012

Thursday, 10 May 2012

~ Last Night ~

A watery, lunar~ghost of a moon
punctuates a cold, damp night.
A ground saturated with rain
makes gurgling, crackling sounds 
of drowning.
A sleepy brrrt of protest
from a bird disturbed.
A windless leaf-shimmying 'goodnight'
from Elder.
4th May, 2012

Thursday, 3 May 2012

~ A Streak of Black and White ~

Raven on an Ash bough
outside my bedroom window
free-falls in a glide.

A streak of black and white
as a magpie flies past ~ fast.

Wren is loud for her size.
Blackbird sings.
3rd May, 2012

Monday, 30 April 2012

~ A Lover of Fire ~

A lover of fire,
of passion,
of ardour;
all senses intense,
as they slide
into the fertile
of a 
Beltane rut.
17th April, 2012

Saturday, 28 April 2012

~ A Happy Daisy ~

With winter yielded, and 
Spring well advanced as Summer's midwife,
I dream of being warmed
to my bones;
every cell crying out 
for vitamin D;

and with face stretching upwards
like a happy Daisy
I will purr.....
23rd April, 2012

Monday, 23 April 2012

~ Vernal tide ~

The river, 
down to the sea.
Braided, writhing water
pulled by a Vernal tide
under a 
Mother-of Pearl sky.
17th April, 2012

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Unseen Lyrids

The heart's morning
felt its promise
free the sun;
as stars dim
in a brightening blue,
and shoot, 
unseen by naked eyes;
a shower of surprise.
21st April,2012

Saturday, 21 April 2012

~ Willows Weep My Name ~

Winded blue sky,
Cold with dreams
of granite~sharp rain
slicing into flooding streams,
where willows weep my name.
18th March, 2012

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

~ Garden ~

My garden assembles
love of the moon,
of dogs and stars.
the night, sweet rain,
hedgehogs, frogs and toads.
9th June, 2011

Friday, 13 April 2012

~ A Wound of Air ~

The creek,
fine as mercury,
opened the rock 
to a wound of air.

The glare of hot sun
streaming through,
swam bright as stars,
and danced over stones,
locking~in transient
refracted light.
13th April, 2012

Monday, 2 April 2012

~ Slow as Slow ~

The tide,
shaking off droplets,
envelopes air from Spring,
and turns slow as slow
into exhalation.
2nd April, 2012

Saturday, 31 March 2012

~ A Child of the Woods ~

Born a child of the woods
where trees were my mother
green leaves my father;
the creatures my siblings, 
our playmate ~ the river ~
where days were spent collecting stones,
floating leaves, gathering twigs;
taking strolls through bordering fields
filled with meadowsweet ~
stretching out on this Queen of the Meadows
~ releasing her honied scent 
and dancing with butterflies ~
arms spread wide, then flung in a hug
around an Oak,
a Beech,
an Alder,
a Birch.
: :
: :
4th March, 2012

Monday, 26 March 2012

~ Calico Silver Air ~

Calico silver air
strokes the sea
to a perfect calm,
as the ghost 
of a breeze
teases the trees
into telling
their aged tales.

A bird cries its woes
as it flies to the sun,
its black feathers
shining blue.....

While grass gives birth
to yellow stars
with hearts of green 
for leaves.
25th March, 2012

Saturday, 24 March 2012

~ A Whisper of Red ~

Surfers in a silver sea.
Moon hours away from full.
A whisper of red in the west
~ from the sun's leavings.
Turquoise sky.
Mountains black.
Waves in sets of quadruplets.
The drums of my ears
catch the rhythm of incoming tide ~
full and pregnant
like the moon.

18th March, 2011

Friday, 23 March 2012

~ LIVE ~

Should you go to true love ~
to skies so blue
and warming winds;
to summer birds
with songs
that make you weep;
to flowers with
colours deep enough
to make you fly,
and trees with 
leaves so green,
: :
 breath them in,
and live.
23rd March, 2012

Monday, 19 March 2012

~ A Dream of Stardust ~

I had a dream that
I held in my hand ~
the rising moon, 
the setting sun, 
and Mars
: :
: :
a cosmic trine spinning
on my outstretched palm.

With a Tranquil Sea
and a Bridge of Light
and a frozen, snowy Ice-Cap.
: :
: :
When my fingers curled
to hold them close,
they spiraled free
19th March, 2012

Sunday, 18 March 2012

~ Sea~Wave~Erosion ~

The rocks of the sea,
curving in water,
and salt-washed;
spilling white 
and black
down to the bay
I hear your
18th March, 2012

Saturday, 17 March 2012

~ Walks the Moon ~

In the wood
a tree bars stars,
guards Venus,
walks the moon
and moves light.
17th March, 2012

Friday, 16 March 2012

~ Crystal Sea ~

Drizzling shadows of a river,
flow to blue meadows
from veiny, far~off hills
to the crystal sea.
8th May,2011

Thursday, 15 March 2012

~ Light, Like Water ~

Light, like water,
innocently shrouds face
and endlessly
glares reflection.

Avoiding smiles,
someone calls.

Whitened tears
and blinded sounds
sleep in clouds.
15th March, 2012

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

~ Breath ~

I am hungry.
Starved for the nourishment of trees.
I am gasping for air.
I need to breath, 
in a womb of green.
14th March, 2012

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

~ Time to Go ~

birds prepare for slumber.
A harsh wit-wit, a soft brt-brt,
rustling feathers to get more ease.

pale, growing,
inching across a lapis sky;
pulling tides, pushing moods
to breaking point - without no never mind.

Yellow stars, heart-shaped leaves,
closing against sunless cold.
Snowdrops ragged. 
Time to go.
Time to go back inside.
14th March, 2000

Monday, 12 March 2012

~ Bilingual ~ Mixed Up ~

Restless. Cerdded, cerdded, pacing.
Cefn straight, gwallt long.
Eistedd nawr in the window.
I can argue gymaint yn well yn yr English.
Mae Tilly yn gweld the sea ac mae e'n
making her wild to go am dro ar y traeth.

Gwynt ~ mor wintog. Dry though ~
and warm mas or wind.
Gwylanod yn crio and blowing everywhere
yn y gwynt ~ great sbort a spri.

Blodau everywhere nawr.
Aquilegia outside y ffenest,
a helyg a blodau melyn ~
willow and yellow flowers.

One Dant~y~ Llew.
Dandelion is mor dda am health.
Weithiais tonic allan o pissabed
a dynad, Galium aparine a lemonbalm
~ mor dda.

Mae'r mor...the sea....yn llwyd fel
the sky. Green. Gwyrdd yw y land,
Golau and dark a pobpeth in between.

Dere nawr. Let us go i'r traeth.
Rwy'n smell lemon. Particles bach.
A key to fit mewn i clo fy nose.
Trwyn. Nhrwyn.
Ah ~ lemon. Melyn. Yellow. 
Fel haul canol dydd.
Make drink mas o squeezed lemon juice 
bob bore.

Creigiau llwyd; caled; steep. 
Thousands o miliwnau of years ~ yn hen.
Wedi gweld so much.
Can't quite credi beth they see these days.
Dyn wedi gone mad.
Menyw too.
6th May, 2009

Sunday, 11 March 2012

~ Snow ~

Snow, transient white.
Melting away into green.
Echoing crystals.
7th April, 2008

Saturday, 10 March 2012

~ Firelight Shadows ~

Firelight~shadows on old white walls
make a story for all who see;
flickerings and dancings
in hues of red and gold
with a dash of blue,
a hint of green;
a puppet show 
for the imagination.

Fire and wall meet in a whispering
slow waltz,
rudely interrupted
when the light goes on ~
and the magic is gone.
29th January, 2012

Friday, 9 March 2012

~ A Cry to the Wind ~

Trees talk to me.
Leaves singing counterpoint
to the birds' chorus,
as low clouds
kiss my hair silver black;
and Ravens fly towards me
with their message in their eyes;
and I let loose a cry 
to the wind.
9th March, 2012

Thursday, 8 March 2012

~ Soft Night ~

Light from a boat, nearly full moon, Jupiter. 21st September 2010

Soft night.
Silent moon-arrows
open the evening,
sliding fiery, blazing music
on the air.

Blow the sleek sea
and remember home.
8th June, 2010

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

~ White Horses ~

Waves of White Horses ~
manes flying in cold East wind ~
Burn red in sunrise.
December 19th, 2002
Full Moon O

Monday, 5 March 2012

~ An Autumn Afternoon in Gwbert ~

I remember the grey silk of the sea ~
a dull silver~pewter,
ironed smooth and flat,
and holding her breath,
in a perfect still~point
at that
turn~of~the~tide moment
on a mild, pearly,
autumn afternoon in Gwbert.
4th March, 2012

Sunday, 4 March 2012

~ On the Rim of Long Summers ~

A golden tree ~
A drum to beat
Strong and sweet
On the rim of long summers
with hot blue seas.
Slowly seabirds
fly across the sun, 
and, running through
bright air,
I shout out the
fun I cannot contain.
4th March, 2012

Thursday, 1 March 2012

~ Ghost Walk ~

Walking around oaks
grave and silent, 
we failed.
We stood by stone
where flowers and words
were born in the landscape
and sitting in fields,
with tears,
as bards and poets
in flowing white, 
around roots long forgotten.
4th March, 2012

Thursday, 9 February 2012

~ Exhalation ~

Emptying a space;
a pause.
Allowing breath
to move;
exhalation ~
feeds the trees.
21st January, 2012