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Some kind of poetic expression …

Thoughts breathing .. words struggle for air .. some kind of poetic expression is born, mute, in my mind. I scuff through leaves like a heedless child while turbulent clouds harass the blue of the sky – then I see … Continue reading

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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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I heard the bluebells ringing …

I heard the bluebells ringing in the light birch wood .. that ethereal music of the spring. The sound resounding in my heart .. whose whisper stirred that carillon and taught the chaffinches their song? ‘Blue, blue, blue,’ they were … Continue reading

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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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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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In memory ….

Sunlight on a photo frame obscures your face from view. In your absence sunshine fills, as you once did, this empty space: a farewell kiss, last fleeting smile across a room; last time I spoke your name: my sister, here … Continue reading

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The turtle …

On the ashen sand a turtle lay washed by the lapping waves. At first sight I thought that it was alive and returning to the sea, its home .. but then, with pity, I recognised the unnatural stillness of its … Continue reading

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Consciousness …

Consciousness … thoughts passing like clouds on a windy March day, soundlessly streaming; daydreaming. Thoughts like emotions unbidden and fleeting; memories, hopes and my life’s meaning – thoughts passing like clouds on a wild winter’s day, dark sorrow and pain … Continue reading

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Brambles …

Brambles ensnared the last weeds of Autumn, the tattered clothes of the lost year. Brambles wove Winter with burr and with blackthorn, threading through stems of wild parsley and nettles, yellowed, crushed, misshapen, forlorn. Those brambles wearing white blossom and … Continue reading

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