Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Just now

 Sky the snotty yellow-green that smoke from coal used sometimes to be.

Friday, 13 November 2015

On my way to buy a paper #62

Harsh echoing around the houses
of rag and bone man's archaic and distorted words
mimicking a muezzin's call to prayer.

Thursday, 29 October 2015


As green turns deep red
becomes scantier, and more orange
last winter's pennant plastic bag
More tatty, multi-stranded than ever.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

From my window

Still as death, and sky the colour of a shroud - how can one be inspired to write under such circumstances?

Friday, 18 September 2015

On my way to buy a paper #61

A passing van and, fresh from Avison Fluke,
I wonder whether Arena Physio is the driver's name?

*Avison Fluke is the detective who features in Mike Craven's first, novel, 'Born in a Burial Gown'

Thursday, 17 September 2015

On my way to buy a paper #60

Someone's black cotton coat belt
lies flattened in the road
and I wonder whether, when the rain comes,
will it swim away?

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Stromness, walking into town

Starlings: starry, mobile Pointillists;
several sequences of horizontal steps
in honeycomb sandstone.