Poetry Blogs (landscape)
They grow a lot of sunflowers around here and they have just started coming into flower. For the next three weeks or so we'll have the blessing of this drive-through movie.
The sunflowers are out, tilted up
To fluffy clouds, busy about
The royal blue sky.
The golden crowds applaud their busyness.
Golden hoards in green seas floating
Below the roya...
Monday 8th July 2019 8:03 pm
In Mariamné's time
What trees would have grown so tall
What was there beyond the garden wall?
When she walked beyond the garden gate
Did she see the river's sudden spate
And did the rustle of a summer breeze
Mask the red kite's call above those trees
And did she hear the Spring birds' calls
Above the echo of Ystwyth's falls
Did she stroll her father's ways
And let the...
Tuesday 4th June 2019 2:39 pm
Driving through Toodyay
in late August before
Spring arrives officially
yellow makes me smile.
Broome just opening
dotted with hives
flavouring the honey
and signs: ‘Beware Bees’.
Field undulating through
hills, no straight lines sewn
to follow dips, valleys,
creeks and around trees.
Canola makes me smile.
In fields waiting ...
Monday 4th February 2019 4:50 am
As I stood there on that lazy summer day
the world tilted with the sun
plantain, wild orchids
all a palette of play
on the raggedy downs.
I clambered down the bank
into the pit of chalk where gobbets lay
puddled after recent rain.
Looking up I could see the perimeter fringed
the plunge down where the sculpture of effort
Wednesday 21st October 2015 9:39 pm
The snow falls in opaque lashings
Over the Welsh hillside
Muddy brown lambs bleat sadly in the dawn-stricken valley
As the wind blows powder down relentlessly.
Straddling the immaculate mountain pass,
A hawk flaps serenely overhead.
Among lonely grey hoof prints on the white ground,
Frozen grass barely twitches in the cool breeze.
As silence and darkness descend,
The time has come to depart from this froze...
Wednesday 7th January 2015 3:26 pm
Before I start, I just wanted to let you all know I've been long-listed to be Penguin's 'Summer Wayfarer' (see here) but in order to make it into the shortlist of ten I need public votes - I'd be keen to emphasise the relationship between poetry and nature and document my travels in verse!
You can watch my video and vote for me here, I'd really appreciate it (and the deadline is tomorrow! ...
Sunday 23rd June 2013 9:57 pm
Here in our English country there is a broad range of scenery,
Form the ancient greenery of an oak wood to the gently flowing
rivers of the lowlands, this is a country of many moods and colours.
There are hills and marshes, mountains and lakes all with wild life galore.
Everyone is pleased to see such graceful scenes if out walking or quietly s...
Monday 12th December 2011 4:43 pm