Friday, 30 September 2011

Words fail

Can you speak of leaves,
explain the wind
or one man’s shirt
and woman’s nightie
hanging on a single line?
Scuttering clouds,
lilies in ponds;
fallen cars
in a river or ditch?

What permission
came from Buddha,
transparent angel
or swinging cross
for you to know
the meaning of such

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Old Age

At the Care Home fete,
a set of wooden stocks with
coloured flags waving.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Big Top

Green - ten meters tall;
a Big Top inflates with breath
filling sacred space.