Category Archives: melancholy

The Young Yew

In benign spring sunshine the field waits, as all fields are waiting, for the burst of bud and spurt of blade to finally wake after the long winter. Dotted about are signs of scattered feed for vanished ponies. An abandoned bucket, its garish … Continue reading

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He died in France

My father died in France in high summer. One bitter-sweet memory was buying fruit from a street market to tempt his failing appetite. Cherries, ripe, red from a Rouen market, cupped in her hand. His hand, pale and still, in … Continue reading

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Dverse – form for all

Still struggling with the problem of whether an ‘ed’ ending to a verb constitutes a syllable, I have attempted a Somon  in tanka form for the Dverse form for all. I suspect it is neither a tanka relying as it … Continue reading

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Wootton Bassett under a louring sky

‘By honouring one, I honour them all’ This was my feeling as I approached Wootton Bassett to pay my respects to Lt Daniel Clack, the latest tragic death of a young, so very young soldier on patrol in Afghanistan. The … Continue reading

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Dverse prompt – The art of di Chirico

Why not log on to http://dversepoets.com/ and join in with these amazing artwork prompts. Melancholia The dark side – veiled from where you run in the sun. Cloistered, by black bile – my choice, berates the external voice. Sanctuary! Black dog … Continue reading

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