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Take Off

Occasionally I dream that I’m flying, like Icarus who was so sure he could reach the sun. I don’t go that far, but my dream takes me high and then … lets me down … Is this your experience? TAKE … Continue reading

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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

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Company

Sometimes I sit in the garden and do nothing but listen to whoever is around, wonder at their busyness, contemplate infinity or the spinning of a spider. Enough for a quiet afternoon …   RUMOURS                                               a party of blue jays … Continue reading

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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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Faint on the Sky

Evenings at this time of year can be magic. We are framed in stillness,listening to sounds of birds settling, watching the swift change of light, aware of the quiet earth … FAINT ON THE SKY a whisper of sound passes … Continue reading

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From the Beach

We go for picnics on the beach quite regularly in the summer, love the slap of waves, the lift and dive of gulls, the distant quiet of boats sailing in the bay … FROM THE BEACH this is ocean, these … Continue reading

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3 Grass Haiku

Sun and wind have begun to dry wild grasses along the hedgerows and roadsides, in the woods. Hay has been cut, baled, and stored; a second, or even a third, cut is possible … dry grass bends under the wind … Continue reading

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