ODE to the FLATPACK (Apologies to Frank Sinatra)
Flatpacks, I´ve built a few,
But, then again, too few to mention.
I’ve banged and screwed and cursed,
And done ’em all without instructions.
I’ve lived a life of fear,
In case he ever says ´IKEA´,
Because I know, without a doubt,
He’ll spot a flaw and point it out.
My thumb nail shows I took the blows,
But built ’em my way.
A Time to Live – Not To Die The snow falls softly as it covers the ground,No people, no cars, not even a sound.As I sit here in darkness, thoughts drift to last year,To a time full of sadness, a … read more
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 (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 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 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? 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
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. (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 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