Category Archives: adventure

Total Eclipse

I’m an avid moon-watcher, love to see it through the trees round our home, its changing position and light as the night rolls round (I’m a poor sleeper!) … TOTAL ECLIPSE the moon followed me home one night slipped each … Continue reading

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Night at Sea

What can happen when you’re sailing at night and the wind goes from North to South, skies dark. And yes, this actually happened … NIGHT AT SEA wind changed anchor dragged   twice brought seaweed to the surface                with a lee … Continue reading

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Stirring the Planets

September’s birthstone is the sapphire and birth flowers are the forget-me-not, morning glory and aster. Sept.1 is Father’s Day in Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea; today, Sept.4, is Administrative Professionals’ Day in South Africa (check these out … Continue reading

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The Music Man

I’m sure we’ve all had moments when we wanted to do something rash or different, and maybe we followed the whim, and maybe we didn’t. Was it a great adventure? or did we look back with regret, wishing we’d dared? … Continue reading

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Lucerne Street Notebook

I’ve been remembering the village I grew up in on the North Downs of Kent, walking up the road, re-visiting each house that I pass. I’ve used the old spelling of the village, which changed while I was in my … Continue reading

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Taller Than Five

And then there’s the fun side of living: watching a child standing tall, people dancing in the street, face-painting, finding the first snowdrop, all the small joys of everyday … TALLER THAN FIVE he balances on the wooden bench                         taller … Continue reading

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Where Unicorns

For the Anglo-Saxons, October was known as Winterfylleth, because at this full moon (fylleth) winter was supposed to begin. October’s birthstones are the tourmaline and the opal, its birth flower the calendula. The first Thursday of the month is National … Continue reading

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Among Heavenly Bodies

Stars hang clear and bright in these August skies, wonderful for astronomers, ordinary stargazers, and those who long to fly out there into space … dreamers all … AMONG HEAVENLY BODIES two asteroids trailed by a nova                             drag me without … Continue reading

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P’s and Q’s

Today is International World refugee day, and I like the idea of that, inviting people, countries, to take in those in need of safety. Not that today’s poem is advocating a safe life, rather I’m recommending that we go a … Continue reading

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Listening

The sound of a passing train is urgent music. It calls us to dream of far away places, Vienna, Dar-es-Salaam, Lima … to make a change, to take a leap into the unknown … LISTENING heard a train felt its … Continue reading

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