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The Wheels of Time – a Rondel

My response to dVerse Poets Meeting the Bar; the Rondel, has turned into an eco poem, inspired by a photograph I took on the way to a local beach. 79 more words


The Fortune of Words

Open the cookie. Let your fortune foretell.

Of a life full of money or a lover’s spell.

My mind raced from fantasy to the utterly absurd, 145 more words


Your Shoes Will Make You Happy Today

Dverse Poets are in top form today with a prompt and photo supplied by Kanzen Sakura. We’re to choose a fortune and write to it. 98 more words


on ice

buoyed yet not
simply afloat

a lone dry branchlet
contours catching sunlight

held quite fast
by the midnight frost

deep shades of slate
and the thinnest of pond crust… 25 more words

Short Thoughts

Vacant Birdhouse

My response to dVerse Meeting the Bar: Critique and Craft poetry prompt.

I used this image to inspire a poem I posted back in October and have used the original poem as a springboard into Imagism. 31 more words



I have never liked the way rust feels against the skin.

Shards of old paint curling and collapsing

beneath the press of tiny, grubby fingers… 85 more words


Bluebell Wood

In the woods there are houses

and bricks like broken teeth,

pockmarks in the bramble thorns and climbing ivy,

vines like fingers, tucked in deep on walls… 103 more words