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