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A Dim Afterparty
Thou shall never know if words could ever suffice
Nor should the laws of nature bound the mind to the earth
For we exist as long as the fade of eternal light
Brings a dimming to the afterparty as we find it cannot always be night
And though our hands feel our knees and our locked chests
Some can see clearly yet roam in the subconscious dark depths
In a ...
Tuesday 28th September 2021 7:20 pm
each day the weather changes
clouds or sun or rain in the sky
a kalaidoscope of movements
so easy, why on earth cant I?
there's just the same old cloud
I seem to hold it by some string
it follows me like a stray puppy
in me, cumulo-nimbus is king
I'm caught in a flooded canyon
that black cloud fits like a lid
in my mind is stormy turmoil
dead list of thin...
Tuesday 25th May 2021 2:20 pm
It boded well in summer
Blue skies and endless sun
When love adds sheen to
Bright days of endless fun
Seasons change like people
Happiness replaced by pain
Dark skies hiding sunshine
Love left rusting in the rain
Whispers like soft breezes
Promises of undying bonds
Magic painting hot dry air
Like fairies waving wands
Easy to envisage our bliss
Thursday 5th November 2020 10:59 am
THE CLOUD ABOVE THE STARVING
For a while the cloud resembled a face
Stern eyed large nosed thin smile
Gave salute right handed in acknowledgment
The breeze pressed through as if turning head
You can marvel at what is happening
And still reject the ending
Exhalation but the lights all switched out
What game to give cloud a name
Backwards map out life story about...
Thursday 29th October 2020 9:50 pm
I suppose I'm one of life's losers
Missed out on joys and content
Mourned other folks's milestones
Never learned what love meant
How to encounter consolation or
Stomach others's enjoyable sins?
The answer lies up in the clouds
Where brute eternity always wins
Winners cant take it with them
Imagine leaving behind that cash
Lovers weeping at the bedside
Monday 19th October 2020 11:15 am
The sun leaks out of the grey cloud ceiling spilling all over my body. Golden light bathes my cells.
Blanketed by solar rays I gain a new perspective on my surroundings; colours are deeper, fruit ripe. The world beyond my front door suddenly separated only be a wooden plank.
But as quickly as it came, the curtains above me shut with swift determination. Once again my perspective shifts.
Sunday 11th October 2020 9:30 pm
My anklets fill the air with resounding laughs
As I scuttle between tall blades of grass.
I feel free
Like I'm the breeze.
A yearning dream
Lounges among the clouds.
Her hand caresses my cheek,
I feel safe and sound.
Did I tell you that I feel free?
Free from the restraint of a rhyme scheme;
Free from structure;
Free from obsessions
Like a speck of dust on a t...
Friday 31st July 2020 8:14 pm
Its great when the sun shines no clouds to be seen
And luck is on your side and there's no sign of pain
But life is a roller-coaster its all ups and downs
Sometimes you must shelter from intervals of rain
Intervals of rain intervals of rain
No sky stays forever dry
Intervals of rain intervals of rain
Bring tears to clear your eye
Remember the people suffering out ...
Monday 20th July 2020 11:32 am
Looking up at the clouds so high
Watching colors stretch across the sky
As they combine and spread apart gracefully
An ever-changing work of art slowly slips by
As the sun first wakes
Golden hues are painted on the tips
I’m struck by the beauty
How lucky I am to be a witness
As the sun slowly dances across the sky
The image changes as clouds come and go
Wednesday 8th January 2020 7:29 pm
Waking to see autumn's lustre
lit on my beech
rust leaves gilt glowing
red gold bathed by
a rising sun's first grasp
Turning to see gold amber cirrus
low light the east -
beneath a darker grey purple
that golden gleam of
So my sad grey purple dreams
their dark ghosts disconnect ...
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 11:54 am
on a far tide line
with estuary shells
soft where rills run down
or the sea pools
behind a half-sunk stone
or a mooring chain
swinging to the tide turn
above their sunken reflections
angled lines of cirrostratus
echoed below the horizon
in the mirror gloss sea
Thursday 13th June 2019 4:12 pm
Clouds drifting across the blue sky..
Shades of startling grey and white ..
They encompass such pent up, brewed up grudges..
Floating across the towns, cities and villages..
Advent is with those light, white and frothy cotton candies ..
Ushering life with foolish hopes and absurdities..
Clouds of dismal sheen soon start to appear in the overcast skies..
Embittered are they of the peopl...
Tuesday 2nd April 2019 6:21 pm
One of my favorite games
to play as a child
was seeing shapes
in the clouds:
It was one of the
of my childhood.
As I grew up,
I began to see
Now in the archway
of my golden years,
I see beauty that
brings me to tears:
Sunday 17th February 2019 7:18 pm
"Heavy Snow in Wales": 30th January 2019
A sheet of pure white covers her face: that land I thought I knew
frozen beneath its covering, buried ever deeper in its icy tomb
the contours I know so well:
every dip and valley; hill and gully
smoothed by this mantling shroud that descended
as time slipped slowly away, locking us in its white eternity
One last frozen tear d...
Thursday 31st January 2019 3:00 pm
As it is always been
For the world to see
I have been admiring
In the light,
Paths are shown..
The king looks old
Rays of light,
Passing through him
Crown he's been gifted
In the light,
Paths are shown..
Cover the light
Push them away
Sliver of light,
Comes blazing again
In the light,
Paths are s...
Monday 23rd July 2018 4:47 am
The overwhelming sky enthralls me
Shows me its magic, fills me with glory
Layers of stratus, piles of towering cumulus
Cirrus lacing glazes overtop
Neon pink icy scribbling on an evening horizon
Fireworks sunsets, pale sleepy dawns
Reds, yellows, purples, greens overwrite the blue and black
Gauguin, Picasso, Rothko must have felt this
The Starry Night is truth, no wonder Vincent suffered s...
Monday 2nd October 2017 3:57 pm
This one comes from some older stuff of mine, written whilst dealing with what i didnt realise was a depression / anxiety disorder at the time. Thankfully now its under control, but reading this back makes me remeber just how black things were back then.
Darkness; continuous, deep, perpetual darkness.
Constant. Soulless. Empty dark space.
It laps at the edges, frayed edges of my c...
Saturday 15th October 2016 11:56 am
On a hot summers eve close to the twighlight,
the marble of crimson came rolling down past sight.
Misty clouds coating the ever changing sky.
birds whistle their last tune before slumber calls them.
Stars begin to light.
Soon it will be night.
Close to the twighlight.
Monday 17th August 2015 8:03 pm
Away in the distance on a cold dreary night,
the horizon is lit by flickering lights.
Storm clouds as black as the darkest heart
and lightning tears the very air apart.
A grumbling mass of swirling bile,
the silence, the earth, the night to defile.
Like distant portents of desolate doom,
sorry shadows of a dusk too soon.
The dull silhouette of the thunderheads mas...
Friday 10th July 2015 12:03 am
The Ghost Of Summer
A leaded cloak that settled on the bay,
forewarned us of the chaos yet to rise
from deep within the boiling soup of grey.
The thunderheads that blocked our sunny day
and scattered tears of winter from their eyes –
made all the basting bathers go away.
The crystal spume of effervescent spray
that settled on us, causing such su...
Monday 22nd April 2013 6:54 pm
Ripples in the water. Forever bouncing. The transformation from Sea to Land. The water. a Constant Surge. Pulsating Tides. those Building Blocks. Keeping a foundation grounded. The inspiration behind the pen.
Are we all just words in a pictionary born again to have meaning? My reality appears vastly d...
Monday 25th March 2013 5:06 am
Wednesday 6th March 2013 8:41 pm
Love is an illusion fuelled by hope
Hope is an illusion fuelled by love
The sky is full of ghosts each cloud
A spirit forever trapped in the blue.
Sunday 2nd September 2012 1:51 pm
TO THE SUN
I’m flying to the sun, now free of this haunted place, to find a new destiny and to gaze upon the stars.
I won’t let me down, not like you did to me; this time I’m in my plane and going all the way to escape you all and the putrid ways of your petty lives, an end.
For now I’m free, truly free of you all and your wretched ways, now I can breathe again and live ...
Monday 4th June 2012 6:55 pm