Author Archives: wink

Urban Rain

Urban Rain Rain beating down drumming on the windows Tapping like fingers on old golf-ball typewriters Someone writing stories on the rooftops Rivulets on the outsides of the buildings Tinkling like a thousand children talking Gushing like a thousand children … read more

LAMENT OF A SHEEP FARMER

LAMENT OF A SHEEP FARMER (True story in newspaper: “Due to ‘fly-tipping’ from a cannabis factory (?) on a Swansea, Wales (UK) valley road, a flock of sheep were seen behaving a bit ‘odd.’) My lambs are dancing the Lambardo… … read more

ON BEING A MOTHER

ON BEING A MOTHER How can so small a bundle of humanity evoke such passionate emotions? How can such a tiny scrap of molecules, blood, flesh and bone make me feel blessed beyond measure? Heaven is in my heart, in … read more

Talent Night

TALENT NIGHT I had an ‘Uncle Morrie,’ who thought that he could sing – he exercised his tonsils – to the public thought he’d bring…. his dulcet tones, his baritone: his songs of exultation. On to the stage of The … read more

SANTA CLAUS OR WAS HE?

SANTA CLAUS OR WAS HE?  A dead-ringer for Santa (‘The job has been done…”) thought on a bit further (“Think I’ll have me some fun…”)  So he ‘phoned Holly Berry: coquettish and pretty, and he honed her a poem: a … read more

THREE WISHES

THREE WISHES Sarah-Jane Steadman 50 word story “What do you want for the other two wishes?” asked the Witch. “Could I repeat the first one, twice? “No. Not allowed.” “D’you believe that two people can have the same dream?” asked … read more

MYSTERIOUS MOON

MYSTERIOUS MOON With powers almost magical – mistress of the sea – you cast your spell on earthbound lovers and stir the blood of space-bound brothers. The heaven’s night Cyclopic eye (sent by the Gods on  us to spy?) you … read more

It Matters To Me

It Matters To Me. (For Gerry Strange) Backward the sight must see Into the fog of memory The many faces in the mind Mirrored on the stage The creaking boards The knots and seams Of ancient wood and dreams Bowing … read more

MAKE HAY

MAKE HAY We’re on this earth for the shortest time –so paint that picture,pen that rhyme.Make that table;mend that chair;wear pretty clothes;braid your hair.Smile each day.Contain your pain;welcome sunshine after rain.Drink in scenes of nature’s splendor –ban that frown and … read more

LOST IN A TECHNICOLOURED WORLD

LOST IN A TECHNICOLOURED WORLD The silence is deafening, every careful footfall intrudes.Surrounded by a dream world of infinite variety –I shiver – feel the recent presence of a talented ghost with a brush.Look up and see its work: an … read more