Sunday, 31 July 2011

shadow on the wall, no 31

the light is subtle,
grey becoming white light,
becoming soft edged
then
ebbing from sight

Saturday, 30 July 2011

water boatman, no 30

a clockwork swimmer,
rowing backwards,
skimming the surface,
with feather weight paddles

Friday, 29 July 2011

old friend, no 29

We
are familar,
even intimate,
not spoken,
no saying,
just is.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

pow wow, no 26,

first night,
sitting out,
round the fire,
clothes smoky,
talk,
no direction
needed

Monday, 25 July 2011

no 25,

Journeys are for sleeping,
half way time,
never never time,
journeys are for sleeping.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

no 24,

house martins
nesting,
turning tricks,
circus celebrities

Saturday, 23 July 2011

sleep, no 23

slept through,
not a sound,
oblivious,
just floating
in nowhere
land

Friday, 22 July 2011

cat, no 22

bold, fearless,
it's yellow eye-ring
blazing,
its alarm call
is no cry wolf

Thursday, 21 July 2011

surface, no 21

plants that lay on the surface,
no roots under the blanket,
they freewheel, skate with abandon

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

distant, no 20,

Today
I was
out of sorts.
Lost.
Their voices
in the distance.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

tree, no 19

A Walnut branch has fallen,
its lieing with its arms
extended,
too late to ask for help

Monday, 18 July 2011

chefery, no 18

Green and fresh,
nothing else needed.
It brushes up just fine
without the least
bit of chefery!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Saturday, 16 July 2011

a bottle top, no 16

Looking for insignificant objects, collecting the overlooked,
the abandoned,
the needy,
the lost.

Friday, 15 July 2011

what do i smell of, no 15

He said he has the
expensive one,
he said he was told he
smelt of flowers.
I have the cheap version
what do I smell of?

Thursday, 14 July 2011

connected, no 14

Yesterday
we had 
a connection,
a cup of tea,
reading the paper.

Idle chat
crisp clean
bedsheets
and the smell
of life

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

cloud, no 13

I want
a net
long
enough
to trap
a
cloud
and
let
it go
on its way
somewhere else

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

pond, no 12

I have a pond,
you are all welcome,
come and try it out,
it needs visitors

Monday, 11 July 2011

chacker chacker, no 11

Latin name Pica Pica
dropping in without notice,
always out for a free meal,
the wheeler dealer of the
bird kingdom

Sunday, 10 July 2011

kaleidoscope, no 10

lift, carry, saw,
cut, slice, dig,

Saturday, 9 July 2011

i, no 9

This thing i live in
that i in-body
consists today of:
an old feather boa,
5ft 4 ins of fishing wire,
dowels, small nails,
fake eyes and eyelashes,
all put together with
a knife, hammer,
glue gun, scissors,
and
a piece of hard plastic

Friday, 8 July 2011

sea asparagus, no 8

salty, green shoots
sandy flats
and
tidal creeks,
calling 
towards the sea

Thursday, 7 July 2011

road kill, no 7

dead,
debris at the road edge,
abandoned; hit or miss today

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

dead, no 5

dead,
innards
fastened
but
floating.
repellant
but
invites
me
in

Monday, 4 July 2011

space, no 4

guest,
trying to be
open
generous
be in an
I like you
and want you
here
mood
yet
I want
my
space
back

Sunday, 3 July 2011

small scale sorrows, no 3

overpowered by news,
today.
I will live
in a
miniature world,
where sorrows
are
pocket sized

Saturday, 2 July 2011

damson tree, no 2

red bullets falling
from the sky,
sweet and sour
and
easily
bruised

Friday, 1 July 2011

catch, no 1

I received a
present
a
bewildered thing
hardly
out the nest
composing
its first
shrieking
crying
call