When you bought me a dog called Fido, I thought the name was a joke and voted for ‘Bobby’.
“My first husband was Bobby,” you said.
So Fido it was. Continue reading “Fido”
Let me not think. Like a leaf
that falls curling and twisting at the end
and in that brief glory flies
and has no fear and cannot tell
if it only leaves, or flames in Hell.
If I was a bird
I would fly so high
I would not hear
the tumult of the world, Continue reading “The Colour of the Sky”
“Tell me what you saw,” said the entity known on Earth as William Webb Ellis.
“Well,” I said, “It was the shape of a rugby ball and as big as the Albert Hall. It flew from East to West in less than three seconds.” Continue reading “The Rugby Match”
There are no ways
that I can count
the ways I love you.
All I know Continue reading “All I know”
If I should open up his cage
my budgie would never reach the stage
where he’d survive Continue reading “He Tells Me of his Budgie”
“I have to dunk you in the river,”
I heard the heron say
and the vole was simply dumbstruck
after some delay.
where are the whales
that lived in the sea
whose bones from the ceiling
now hang in chains Continue reading “Whales”
Are you lonely, poet?
Do not your words give comfort? Continue reading “The Voice in the Sea”
Listen to my voice, poet.
Can you hear my voice?
It is the lark in the night that never ends
or the owl whose scream shadows the sunlight Continue reading “Hark”
The hills have places
rich with memory.
Nothing remains, you understand,
but all that’s past can be told Continue reading “Skyscape”
What am I to do with my day
now I no longer have the one place
to go where love is certain – Continue reading “Nan”
There was a boy who dreamt that he
was Lord of all the seas
and in this dream he swam as far
as his young heart could please Continue reading “The Boy and the Dolphin”
What is true will still be there.
Disregard it if you must.
I know you’ll come to dust
and miss what’s floating in the air.
The Milky Way is ours
And all beyond
If we just roll together
Alles on the Monde.