Category Archives: villanelle

We cannot rest

We have roaming souls,they cannot rest Once they anchored,  now they catch the wind Flying like a bird seeking a  nest   Life  has ideals, love has nothing less Wounded by the winds we feel thin skinned We have noble … Continue reading

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Without  love’s consolations in my bed

I have not seen forsythia  glow so bright The  flowers exult  in yellow on  the shed Even in the  darkening of the light   For many days my mind has  been upset I  did not know where  I had lost … Continue reading

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Climbing cliffs  then caught by geese and God

I remember all the  funny things   we did Peering into windows lit by lamps Climbing cliffs  then chased by geese and dog Walking down  from  Redcar,sea so still  After Saltburn Pier, the cliffs high jump I remember all the  funny … Continue reading

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His presence was  a comfort,laughter-lit

His absence   left an empty open cut Where was my blood that should have made a   crust? The weeping wound must heal from bottom up The healing force is   life and others’ love Those who touch  us gently without lust … Continue reading

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Certain of succcess, a daemon proud

I saw the spirit slip into the hall Behind a nasty woman,blonde and loud Black  its look , it danced through our front door It was the  time foreseen and yet I ached As I laboured under  heavy clouds I … Continue reading

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Our politicians walk on sinking sands

The politicians walk on sinking sands Like cockle pickers did in  Morecambe Bay Humans need to live on  dryer land Endangered  people  do not understand; Wonder not if they should seek delay. Our politicians walk on sinking sands. The curtain … Continue reading

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His lashes dark as mines

I loved my love with all my heart and mind We never disagreed  till I got nits He was so blonde, so handsome and so kind Our matched intelligence  was undefined His sense of humour made me laugh,have fits I … Continue reading

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Selective apprehension, spare the mop

Who first  beheld  the world  and drew  the maps- Language,words, and syntax to relate? Who chose what to keep and what to drop? Selective apprehension, struck by mop Woomen’s weapon, simple undelayed Who first engaged  with worlds  and drew  the maps-? … Continue reading

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Time and money

Now words and sentences are  my new toys I break them up and rearrange their parts No longer do I yearn to play with boys No longer either do I fear my voice Or whether I upturn the church’s cart … Continue reading

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Loveless living won

The elegance of  structure and of bone Obscene  post- reason steely, cold and bare God once dwelt in  culture’s floating domes Post modern art repels and makes no home Leaves us wandering, does not seem to care For elegance. for … Continue reading

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