Poetry

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

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

HAPPINESS

HAPPINESS Happiness rides a wave that kisses the shore, can tease, titillate,  promise much more. It can arrive unexpected, surprise and bless you, can caress, enfold, and fully arrest you. Happiness can appear on a gossamer wing, can perplex and … read more

Happiness

Happiness Happiness rides a wave that kisses the shore,can tease, titillate,  promise much more.It can arrive unexpected,surprise and bless you,can caress, enfold, and fully arrest you. Happiness can appear on a gossamer wing,can perplex and delight you –or, full-throated, sing!It … read more

Flying Sheep

Flying Sheep Some things you see are surrealand you can’t quite believe that they’re real…In Rhondda a drama, quite rare,a sheep flying high in the air?! They predicted that soon it would rainbut what befell was clearly insane…A shepherd was … read more

Flamenco

Flamenco She was FlamencoMovement with the muscles of her backHer hips a snake like motion Her arms upheldHer fingers asps with castanets She hypnotisedJust long enoughIn a never ending plaintive cryClap upon clap The black shoe Heel and toe stompBrush … read more