Category Archives: emotion

The Honeymoon’s Over

Spring’s promise of high summer has passed, the lush greens gone, and now less vibrant. Parched. Stale somehow. Disappointing. The promise so much sweeter than reality; the heady warmth; sun filled days and mirage haze the balmy heat, hot naked … Continue reading

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Big Questions

They could not see the end of their noses the end of the last century the end of infantry and cavalry of Boys Own battles and yet they stand today in ceremony, the successors and descendants of those, who may … Continue reading

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Comment for Kole

Never expecting too much of life Is like preparing to be surprised. When all it throws at you is bad news, it comes good! Then you popped your head above the parapet to say Hello, it’s me, I’m here! Where’s … Continue reading

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A Ritual for Peace

If there were ever worthier cause than this, then tell me please. To start and think how each and every step we take will mark the ground. Enduring footprints, howsoever small, one day will rise in thousands, coalesce into a … Continue reading

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Little Big Man

(for Samuel Leon Anstie) This fragile earth, on which we so depend is strewn with evidence that life portends a choreography of happenstance. Your shoes were made for your own special dance. Then you appeared and shone the warmest light; … Continue reading

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But You

(for Barbara) There couldn’t be, there could never be anyone so flawed and yet pluperfect any other being, so dissonant, yet in harmony with an Earth full of strife, yet bursting with life full of hope, and love, and integrity and … Continue reading

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These Stones

These Stones. – A poem to commemorate how war penetrates all aspects of human life, in all corners of our world, however remote … over at The Bardo Group

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My Best Friend

In answer to a question for an interview on line “How would your best friend describe you?” I asked her … and she paid me compliments that made me feel a glow. Though some were honest some did show the … Continue reading

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The Air We Breathe (A Poetic Collaboration)

  [This was originally born, last summer,  from the photo provided by Shan Ellis-Williams, which spawned some poetry from three of us, members of the Grass Roots Poetry Group. It is now presented to Victoria Slotto’s “Writers’ Fourth Wednesday:”, this … Continue reading

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Fortune

They see our hard earned fortune there, in marbled city suites, floating on a silky sail, the nap of leather seats. They had the opportunity, the pool of genes, whose code requires a reservation for a public school and Spode. … Continue reading

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