Monthly Archives: June 2011

On nearly drowning …

The enveloping sea swallowed me in a swirl of turquoise- weightless, unresisting, without noise I swallowed the sea: smoothly sliding, headlong gliding into deepening blue. In time suspended until- no breathing, no memory of slow and silent motion .. yet … Continue reading

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Stars are dancing to a tune unheard ..

One star still oscillates: one star in the black sky; out of alignment, freed from restraint; breaking the bonds that bind the moon to the sea: one star still dances enigmatically .. One star still oscillates; one star still dancing … Continue reading

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The rivulet …

The rivulet flows as gently as love onward to the sea ; meandering in rills; slipping through smooth folds of sheep-cropped hills past forget-me-nots and celandines and stones, unhurriedly. But here beside the ancient bridge I see it gather pace … Continue reading

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The semblance of gems …

Waves of furrows meeting the sky; a sea of grass in billows of hills- the wild scent of greenness unleashed by the rain; sun-filtered shadows imprinting leaves on the lane; butterflies on brambles secluded in shade. Ferns indolently unfurled to … Continue reading

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The crucible of evening …

The crucible of evening spills molten silver upon a leaden sea … beyond the clouds the setting sun spins gilded threads of alchemy to shimmer and to shine on waves quiescent now and stilled … the magic cloak of night … Continue reading

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Sea-power …

In the lee of the black rocks I stood overawed- no gentle winds blew; the sea-god was angered; no seabirds flew. The voice of Poseidon bellowed and boomed; out of the sea-cave wild water roared- The sea-god of Homer bestrode … Continue reading

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Hope …

A winter’s night and despair stood forlorn beneath the shivering stars of the galaxies of ice; breathing brittle shards of frost and hopes lost .. A night in winter and hope was reborn beneath the tremulous stars of the galaxies … Continue reading

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Horizons …

Clouds are passing overhead on their silent journey; sailing to the far horizon upon a disc of blue. Clouds form shadows on the sea like frowns upon a face that clear to leave a subtle lightness lingering in their place. … Continue reading

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In what Elysian field …

In what Elysian field do you now graze, heavenly steed? Was I once fearless, freed of myself and time; freed from restraint? Did I not look before I leapt – galloping around an old race-track; reckless, windswept – trusting the … Continue reading

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On life and love … I’m drowning

I’ve looked into your eyes: I’m mesmerised. I’m drowning .. where were the warning signs? I stepped into their depths as if hypnotised. I’m drowning in the tears that lie submerged beneath the grey and green and blue; that camouflage … Continue reading

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