Category Archives: garden

One for you Dan…

…some pictures of the frost in the fields, the garden and on the heath Dan, just to remind you of a wintry December morning in England – sadly not today, Christmas day, when it is, yet again, raining stair-rods! and … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas…

…and it’s wet and murky. The wonderful frosts came a week too early for us to even pretend to have a white Christmas. The garden was a wonderland and much more Christmassy than even driven snow would have felt. Today … Continue reading

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Windy Night!

We woke on Sunday to a blustery morning and the moan of a chainsaw, thought nothing of it and started the day – a cup of tea in bed. The chain saw moaned on! Eventually the sun burned off the remaining … Continue reading

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dVerse here I come …Autumn poem

  Autumn Daybreak mist hugs web-silvered ground. Trees stretch dripping limbs in search Of dawning sun, which creeps to hang low and silver. Blousy blooms lift bowed heads once more To swagger with late-life bravado; Cold blood warmed, senile bees … Continue reading

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Where are all the people?

Arrival (London Prepares…Sat 5th May 2012) Empty trains, empty platforms , no sign…I quickly checked the ticket , the instructions duly downloaded from Google. This was the right station , on the right day and it was still early morning. … Continue reading

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Objects into poetry for dVerse

For the first time in ages, this is my response to today’s challenge to poeticise (!) an object. The inspiration for this is the French writer Francis Ponge. From my computer I can see a gang of long tailed … Continue reading

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Imagine, it is the coldest night of this winter – 5 degrees below freezing, no moon, torch batteries flat and the dog – the escape artist, butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth, see how pretty I am Jack Russell, Lucy, … Continue reading

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Walking the dog this morning

  Crackle-tan and ochre scuffs beneath our feet. Sienna, burnt and raw rain-pasted to coarse paddock grass. Single, lemon hued leaflings hurtle in mad dance ankle high, defy demented terrier snap – drop like stone, to lie atop wind-piled drifts of … Continue reading

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Catch Up

With 48 of the required 50 poems for my next collection complete, I took a week off…and invited my mother to stay. I had few expectations of the fun factor the week would hold, but had a pleasant surprise. We … Continue reading

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In an Afghan Garden

He didn’t know as he shuffled between huts eyes slitted with fatigue, mind numbed by duty, dust settling in his wake; as he smelled something out of place; stopped, sniffed, waited; as a drift of rose scent curled from the … Continue reading

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