Tag Archives: Poetry

Rainy Day

 Yesterday was a rainy day. And unexpectedly so. Bad start, worse end. Trying to put it in context today (with Bach loud in my ears to block out someone else’s toddler), I googled ‘into every life a little rain … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Poetry, Work, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

More Sun than Shivers

Rainy day Heading away Patch of blue Half way through Arrive at the coast Prosecco toast Beautiful view Before Barbecue A day on the beach Tasty Cornish pasty Bucket and spade Castles made Splashing in the surf Sun kissed And … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Life, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Deux Mille Treize

Early start Car packed out Road hit squarely Awake barely Channel tunnel Bridges and viaducts Coffee machines and petrol stops A1 French roads Reduce down to Salt pans and mussels Over water Paradise lost Paradise found Dream campsite Canvas, clams … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Life, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hmmm

Half me, half her. Qualities mine, faults hers. Hmmm. Some things about him aren’t either of us? Ok. Quarter her folks, quarter mine. Makes sense. Hang on a bit, Her folks aren’t all bad. Some of his qualities might be … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Life, Odysseus, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Half past Eight

Sat in the car Ferrying daughter, A thought came to mind So tell her I oughta… “For the first time in eight years I’ve had enough sleep.” “Why’s that Dad?” “Cos you’ve stopped waking us up!” “In that case it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Life, Odysseus | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Dearth of Verse

A dearth of verse Makes me wonder Whether my inner life Is playing second fiddle To putting myself on the stage I’m living in interesting times And putting my shoulder to the wheel Leaving precious little time For introspection Or … Continue reading

Posted in Achilles, Life, Odysseus, Poetry, Work, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An Ordinary Day to Remember

Scooting around Nothing profound Passing the day Having a play Boy and his dad Momentarily sad I’m in my prime His smile is sublime But time is finite One day will be twilight And then away So remember this day. … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Death, Life, Odysseus, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jubilee Camping

Jubilee camp Periodically damp Some sun Decent fun Well fed And some early beds Good group A sizeable troupe The final night Clear and bright By the fire side A beacon spied And a firework spray At the end of … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sun’s Out

Sun’s out Scooting about What better way To spend the day Than chatting and laughing With my adorable offspring It doesn’t take much to make a great day. Some sunshine and a leisurely chore or two in which to engage … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Odysseus, Poetry | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Terse Verse

If music be the food of love Is poetry a bowlful of life? A question crossed my mind the other day – do I only spontaneously write poetry when I’m cross about something? I’m sure I’ve written happy poems, but … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Odysseus, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment