Image: Austin airport on the way home
30.04.13: 150) The day’s dawning,
Misty an’ cool like an English morning
Finished packin’ up,
Now away before the traffic starts backin’ up
Though it ain’t that far, breakfast then drop off my car
Through customs then wait, at the departure gate
For the plane to come in an’ let my journey home begin
151) Check in ...
Sunday 5th May 2013 10:15 am
Image: Sculpture made fom junk at the Enchanted Forrest
143) This morning taking stock then suddenly a shock
My poems I couldn’t find, panic on my mind
Feelin’ like a jerk losin’ 17 days work
What I’d seen, where I’d been
People I’d met day and night, inspired me to write
A poetry score an’ then write more
Now amid the clutter I’m heard to mutter
Saturday 4th May 2013 11:01 pm
Image: Mural on a restroom wall on Interstate 77
28.04.13: 136) They thought it was awesome,
What did I do to give such delight?
I shared my malt vinegar
At the Pachanga dinner last night
137) I couldn’t dwell, time to bid farewell
No goodbye tear but “see you next year”.
It was dark but warm like the calm before the storm
Saturday 4th May 2013 9:20 am
Image: Crossing into Mexico.
25.04.13: 107) Sky's grey same as yesterday
Bird's singin' crossing bells ringin'
Train's comin, progress makin' whole house shakin'
An' I'm usin' the time to capture it in rhyme.
108) At Alan's I'm stayin' baroque music playin'
Music so mellow, on flute, harpsichord or cello
As you may be supposin, I'm sat composin'
Thursday 25th April 2013 9:18 pm
Image: The road to Los Fresnos below Corpus Christi
24.04.13: 104) Cold wind blowin' down the road I'm goin''
Still dark, I'm leavin' the motel car park
Long way to travel, let my journey unravel
Sky showin grey, now it's break of day
Stop at Choke Canyon Hill
Gap in my stomach to fill
Spittin with rain I'm movin again
Cloudy day I'm on my way
GPS to ha...
Thursday 25th April 2013 9:00 pm
Image: A model of the Alamo, in the Alamo, most of the forground has been buillt on and is called Alamo Plazza. Only the mission still stands, and part of the long barracks.
98) Breakfast done, from Austin I'm gone,
Interstate 35 I'm on
Makin' my way neath clouds of grey
To San Antonio just over an hour away
Drivin' along listenin' to a country song
Thursday 25th April 2013 6:46 pm
Image: The future of Austin, board advertising the constuction of a wheelchair accessible fishing pier.
22.04.13: 85) For breakfast at a local Taco bar
Near the motel it ain't that far
A Guy asked "Do you want a woman for the time of your life?"
I said "No thanks at home I got a wife".
He shook my hand sayin' "from a married man that's what I'd expect
man you just ...
Thursday 25th April 2013 4:48 pm
Image: The farewell breakfast a Jaqino's Lamesa
75) We sang we spoke we played, last night new friendships were made
Lyric verse an' rhyme some of us meetin' for the first time
Shake hands, smile an' hug bitten by the friendship bug
Get down have a blast new friendships sure to last
Event sure ain't been in vain we're all wantin' to come back again
Thursday 25th April 2013 4:29 pm
15.04.13. Immage: Connies house in Lamesa
34) Grackle cacophony in the tree above
Accompanied by gentle cooing of the dove
Heralds the morning says farewell to night
Pretty soon they'll all take flight
Soaring up and away, at the start of a new Lamesa day
35) 9:15 and off we go, our first morning radio show
By 9:30 we had to be, at Radio KPET
Thursday 18th April 2013 4:39 pm
14.04.13 Image: Texas Longhorn on the way there.
30) This morning I went for breakfast but,
I found the Taco Bar was shut
Still no dismay, I’d get something on the way
To Lamesa to give my best,
Helping promote the Forrest Fest
Get the event alive for when the other guests arrive
Connie had said “drive careful comin’ here
an’ keep an eye out for runaway dee...
Thursday 18th April 2013 12:57 am
13.04.13: Image: One of Austin's larger than life characters.
15) I arrived last night, my final flight
Called at the care hire place, then to collect my case
Good time management was my intent.
It worked, cos' I hadn't lurked
All went right, I drove to my hotel for the night
Didn't unpack cos' it was my intent to take in my first poetry event
To The Full Engl...
Monday 15th April 2013 11:34 pm
12.04.13: Departure Day. I started writing while waiting for the taxi.
Image: Artwork at Minnesaota, St Pauls Airport.
3) Suitcase packed, back pack too, at 2:30 am the taxi's due
Wife and daughter upstairs asleep,
Strange how time now seems to creep
6:20 am my first flight, taking off in the early morning light
To Amsterdam, a three hour wait then away,
Once more to the ...
Monday 15th April 2013 1:01 am
Yes once again it's across the pond to America another poetry tour, again solely in Texas, this time only 19 days. Once again I hope to record it in rhyme. I fly out on April 12, again I am writing as the inspiration takes me, hence the title. The poems may or may not be titled but all will have the date they were written and comments in (italics and brackets).
I wrote the following during ...
Monday 8th April 2013 1:40 pm