My Valentine poem ‘Sunkissed’ is number 4 here. Pop over and vote for your favourite.
03 Feb 2015 Leave a comment
12 Sep 2014 Leave a comment
It really has been the most gorgeous week on the beautiful Isle of Mull.
The leaves are falling, crisp underfoot,
and the hills shimmer in the heat.
I crave ice in my glass, breeze, shade;
my sandals are cool on my feet,
boots shoved back in the porch.
The sun’s a pendant in flaming brass,
hung on a cloth of dusty blue.
I’m melting. How long can this last?
05 Sep 2014 Leave a comment
Today’s September 2014 poem-a-day. I’ve been listening to a new jazz recording a friend has given me.
The elegiac quality of saxophone
eases its way into my mind,
quietly asserting its charm,
sliding deftly into its place
in my aural memory,
as if it had never been away.
30 Aug 2014 Leave a comment
This week’s prompt from @fieryverse on Twitter.
#fieryverse prompt ’Say it Slow’
24 Aug 2014 Leave a comment
Out at farthest focus, drifting, peaceful:
Green ladled with mauve like a healing bruise.
Light lies heavy on the horizon; chooses
To lean its languid body westward. The pull
Of the rolling planet quickens, and the full
Swelling, murmurous mass of the tide looses
The bonds of gravity, dropping the deep, pellucid,
Purpleness of light gracefully into the ocean’s well.
Dipping my toe into the water, gasping
At the cold, desiring to go deeper and far,
I stare outward along the long divide
Of the horizon: the waves on the sand rasping
At the edge of the land, my feet, my heart:
Like this sea-coloured bruise I am trying to hide.
To view our Map of Scotland in Poems as it grows, see http://stanzapoetry.wordpress.com/2014/07/13/the-map-revealed/ . For more information on this project, and on how to submit a poem, see http://stanzapoetry.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/mapping-scotland-in-poetry/.
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