Category Archives: villanelle

What we find may not be what we sought

. I have filled my mind with dreams and thoughts I have drawn conclusions that seem real. What’s of value’s not by effort bought. As Ted Hughes said, his fishing was the sport Which brought both meditation and a meal. … Continue reading

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They’ll steal what you don’t own

Have no possessions,  give  your stuff away But don’t go outside naked  when in= town It’s not religion, just simplicity Happy  are those people  free to play Who may be sunk in dreams or study brown Have no possessions,  gave  … Continue reading

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We try  to be alive, despite the pain

Underneath the shallow pools lies sand Where shells are  fractured by the ocean’s blows We  soon  learn what  being alive demands To bare feet on sunny days beckoned The warm wet trickles in between the toes Underneath the shallow pools lies … Continue reading

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God is a  fragile voice, still as a bone

God is a place we rarely  find alone His spirit  guides us  past the demons wild God is a  fragile voice, still as a bone God gave his prophets  sweet  dark honeycombs By his word they were struck, beguiled God … Continue reading

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And BTW why are you using Tide?

Would you be more gentle,dear,I cried She pushed my head as if  it were a stone I only want my hair washed not to die And BTW why are you using Tide Shampoo is much kinder,on I moaned~ Could you … Continue reading

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Where is the world?

The boundary of my self is my own skin Fragile, and so sensitive,  yet home Most of what I call me dwells within Some may have it thicker, some too thin Some are cautious, some  have heavier bones The boundary … Continue reading

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The parting

My intellect has parted from my heart Two now dwell within one person’s frame I am double, I cannot restart Like a weary horse with heavy cart I do not want to play  for little gains My intellect has parted … Continue reading

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Play with our doubts

Fear of chaos stopped me looking  out I could not see its value   nor its  gifts To see new sights we need to live in doubt So I  travelled on established routes I got to places happily and swift Fear … Continue reading

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I could see the Pennines

I’m looking for a pavement cracked and worn But now the council put some tarmac down I make my images from  objects scorned Artweaver and Pixlr have been warned I  use  their tools, their feathers,  and their down I’m looking … Continue reading

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The future

The enemy we  need  is close at hand Like a secret lover  right next door We’re always ready with an army band Today, it is the husband who’s condemned For dropping baby’s rattle on the floor The enemy we  love … Continue reading

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