Saturday, 18 December 2010


For seven years I wrote a diary
nightly, asking ‘What’s my learning!?
‘My little contribution?
“A highlight from today’

in blue workbooks; a kind of romance
from days with tiny pieces, drawn
from wells, lively offerings,
brighter moments dawn to dawn.

It would be easy to get cynical;
say it’s weird that a younger ‘me’ believed
it important to catch those little fish
from pools of curled anemones,
urchins, delicate algae, crabs:
but No I say Hello and Thanks.


  1. As one who journals daily, this hits home with me - lovely, thanks!

  2. Writing poetry daily in some ways is a journal for me, but I still keep thinking about keeping a diary. Thank you for this, now I am thinking harder.......