Category Archives: people

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

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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

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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

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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

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The Most Essential Thing

The title of this poem is a quote from Sir William Osler, a Canadian physician and one of the four founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital. And friends are the glue of life; they hold us together when things go … Continue reading

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City Centre

A glimpse of a teen down-town, and I wonder what he’s doing, who he is, what his fears, his story … CITY CENTRE a boy walks through pooled street lights                          unseen by passing cop luck lurks under his nails ready … Continue reading

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Old Couple

Valentine’s Day coming up and, being caught in flight delays just after Christmas, I had time to watch people. There was one ‘junior elderly’ couple that delighted me, they’d clearly been together for many years … OLD COUPLE you have … Continue reading

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On Meeting Another Poet

Meeting another poet is always a joy to me. We all write so differently and can learn so much from each other, but I always step a little lightly on these occasions, I want to make a friend, explore the … Continue reading

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Man on the Stairs

Watching people can be interesting, wondering why they are where they are. Airport and bus stations are the best places but sometimes I see someone in a very ordinary place, and imagine their story … MAN ON THE STAIRS he sits quite … Continue reading

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The Reason He Flew

I was at a surprise seventieth party a few weeks ago, great fun, and some priceless songs! One character there was a weird and wild green balloon man … A A THE REASON HE FLEW A green man flying   … Continue reading

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