Monthly Archives: March 2012

Celandine …

Beside the path, a celandine unfolds- glossy petals multi-rayed mirror with silent praise the golden light … A salutation reflected in the sparkling, effervescent air – sunshine – the mute flower’s answered prayer … .

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A bitter wind …

A bitter wind blows sand along the shore excoriating my skin; I care not … a turbulent tide is rushing in. Salt tang in the air; salt tears, tangled hair; I care not … a turbulent tide is rushing in … Continue reading

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Ebb-tide ….

Low tide revealed a clam half-buried in the sand. A corrugated fan; a carapace; a broken shell sifted by the ocean’s swell. A relic of a life unknown exposed to the tidal race and to the sky by the shifting … Continue reading

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Taking Milton for a walk …

I reached a rocky ledge above a sheltered beach and sat, book in hand, glancing out to sea. In the distance, swathed in mist, the familiar headland hides ; seagulls mew flying low; cormorants dive and fish .. while within … Continue reading

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On parental warfare …

Words of one syllable shot from their tongues in sharp bursts .. like gunfire; wounding the non-combatant too close to the trajectory caught in the cross-hairs of a marital war … ritual speeches spat ammunition; spent cases of love littered … Continue reading

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Like a flame …

Like a flame love burns my soul; like a moth I flutter; with singed wings I try to fly .. to no avail I exclaim; I twist and turn inside the pain .. for there is no denying that love … Continue reading

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