Monthly Archives: July 2013

The lost garden ..

Between the leaves of a poetry book a pressed rose petal lies, fragile now and sere. The tangible touch of a summer’s day ephemeral and fleeting. A damask rose, the souvenir of two lovers meeting; its fugitive beauty faded there, … Continue reading

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Sandstorm …

Sand from the desert scouring my skin ; lie down, close your eyes, head on your folded arms: my father’s advice to his child aged four comes to my mind on these hottest of days. Would that he knew how … Continue reading

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Enchantment …

I peer into the newly-opened rose; a secret heart exposed to one ecstatic bee thigh-deep in pollen .. like a be-furred planet the bee revolves around the corolla reverberating sounds vibrate among the petals .. in the world of the … Continue reading

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The distillation of summer …

The first day of July; at the rippling wheatfield edge wild grasses and wildflowers are blooming and there among their wild profusion I see one small tortoiseshell butterfly .. amid a throng of ox-eye daisies half-hidden by their tall, strong … Continue reading

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