Saturday, 31 October 2015

Samhain Blessings

To celebrate Samhain, here is a wee offering, written a few years ago.

All Hallow's Morn

They gather round the cemetry,
that Gothic bone reposit'ry,
where moon's soft cast and silver'd hue
doth fade 'neath monolithic Yew.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

She Shows No Remorse - Personification in ABC form.

Dementia creeps slowly ... at first, so it seems.
Eroding the memories, like they've never been.
Faculties flounder; communication is flawed
Generations of family, are often ignored.
Insidious in onset, She shows no remorse.

Dementia creeps slowly ... She shows no remorse
Evading detection, She gives no recourse
For the frightened and lonely, forgetful, forlorn,
Grasping and searching, an older 'new born',
Desperately clinging, to their perception of 'Norm'.

Friday, 9 August 2013

Behind those eyes...

What complex thoughts
such tender orbs

with innocence of age,
a child so blessed.

Fragility of frame,
adorned in God's


holds the worries of the world



Friday, 12 July 2013

Thursday, 11 July 2013

A bit of fun with personification... of an emotion.

The Legacy of Lindsay Lust

When Lindsay Lust first set her sights
on Henry, for some sport.
I wonder if she realised
the changes she would wrought.
For Henry's brain had journeyed south,
the Lady Anne, his goal.
Her flirty little glances had
set fire to his soul.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Two Tiny Markers - An ABC poem

Just thought I'd bring the 'Something for the weekend' theme to a close with a short form that can be fun to try.

Two tiny markers, the sign of the cross
Unexpected result
Verified by doctor
Wonderful news...
Bank balance buckles, again!

An ABC poem is another short form that is normally demonstrates a feeling. The rules of form are quite simple, which makes a nice change.  It contains five lines, the first of which may begin with any letter of the alphabet. The next three lines must follow in sequence. The final line may begin with any letter of the alphabet.

e.g: T,U,V,W,B

Sunday, 7 July 2013

A flirty free verse

In keeping with the 'Something for the weekend' theme, I thought I'd share a brief flirtation with a free verse.

A Visual Dance

One passing
mere moments
a visual embrace.

Heart flutters
in tympanic
rose tinted flush

as nervous smile,
and lowered lash

Free Verse is an irregular form of poetry that does not necessarily follow the traditional rules of meter (rhythm), rhyme, form or punctuation etc.

Yet despite its freedom, free verse often maintains some elements of form. Most free verse does observe a convention of lines and structure. One of the main considerations when writing free verse is where to insert line breaks; often achieved by breaking the line where there is a natural pause or a point of suspense.