Monday, 15 December 2008

those two little boys
nearly forty now
can't quite believe
how much has changed
how much they haven't

Modern English Tanka V2 No1 Autumn 2007

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

into the distance
the bird that held my gaze
perhaps my dreams
went that way too

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

the scent of damp wood
and rotting leaves -
after another breakdown
the long journey home

Modern English Tanka V3 No1 Autumn 2008

Thursday, 6 November 2008

making love -
the candle's
gentle flicker

Blithe Spirit V18 No1 March 2008

Sunday, 26 October 2008

autumn dusk -
at the edge of the woods
a solitary crow
enters deeply
its own darkness

Modern English Tanka V3 No1 Autumn 2008

Thursday, 9 October 2008

before it falls
a leaf
in the wind

Blithe Spirit V17 No2 June 2007

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

when you're away
I turn in on myself
and follow your trail
across the starlit sky

Modern English Tanka V3 No1 Autumn 2008

Thursday, 2 October 2008

my every move
both night and day
how much longer
this pain

Modern English Tanka V2 No2 Winter 2007

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

hanging by a thread
the last leaves of autumn
growing old
no longer
just a thought

Ash Moon Anthology 2008

Friday, 26 September 2008

through moonlight
ghost koi

Blithe Spirit V18 No3 September 2008

Sunday, 21 September 2008

the path
that rises up
beneath this autumn moon
leads back to where we can never

Modern English Tanka V2 No3 Spring 2008

Saturday, 20 September 2008

first date -
both speak at once
then don't

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

cloudless sky

in a lamplit room
I search for words

finding none
I step outside
in silence, look up...

Monday, 15 September 2008

from the screen
in this small room
day after day
poems go out
and colour the world

Modern English Tanka V2 No4 Summer 2008

Sunday, 14 September 2008

discussion group
I remain silent
not caring enough
to want
to be heard

Blithe Spirit V17 No4 December 2007

Tuesday, 9 September 2008



a stone

Presence 34 January 2008

Saturday, 6 September 2008

winter sun -
the silence of frost

Friday, 5 September 2008

to fresh snow
for a moment
my world
is pure

Blithe Spirit V18 No2 June 2008

Thursday, 4 September 2008

bruised sky -
colours of sadness
fill the room

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

this stillness
I seek again and again
returns to me
like the wind
when it wills

Modern English Tanka V2 No2 Winter 2007