Category Archives: people

An Ordinary Man

Remembrance Day is coming up, and I wonder about my father, who died in Normandy, June 1944: what kind of man he would have been if he had survived the war? Was he changed by his experiences of the desert, … Continue reading

Posted in peace, people, poem, Remembrance Day, war | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Self-portrait As A Printer

I have been at odds with my printer recently. The only way to get it to function was to uninstall it, and then re-install it. Not the way to get printing done in a hurry! I wondered how it felt … Continue reading

Posted in anger, computer, people, poem, printer | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tourist Senryu

One of the interesting things about travelling is watching other people, other tourists, how we/they behave in another country, how they/we re-act in crowded or rural situations … tourists . . .                                             the cows turn to watch us ***** suitcases … Continue reading

Posted in people, photography, poem, tourist, travelling | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shadows senryu

I’ve always been intrigued by shadows, how short or long they are, the way they reflect the object, make it different, create odd shapes, how different they appear from what they cling to …   geometry lesson –                           sunlit angles … Continue reading

Posted in angles, people, poem, road, shadows | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Construction Site

Then there are those days when I can sit and watch people working, building … fascinating to watch each floor added, the joists, rafters, being lifted into place … CONSTRUCTION SITE bucket filled with gravel gripped by high mechanism                  wheels … Continue reading

Posted in construction, people, poem, tools | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Keep Friendship

The title of this poem is from Boswell’s Life of Dr. Johnson, v.1, p.182. I find it a constant reminder of how I should keep in touch with friends old and new. Sometimes it’s difficult due to lack of time, … Continue reading

Posted in friends, friendship, people, phone, poetry, relationship | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

3 Nurse Senyru

World Tuna day is just past, May 2, and I wonder if the tuna care? World Dandelion Day was May 3rd, do the dandelions lose their clocks that day? How about World Sandwich-makers day? Would anyone cheer? Best yet, International … Continue reading

Posted in comfort, compassion, people, poem, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment