Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

farm by the shore

























Farm by the Shore

Carcanet Press 2017

£9.99

cover drawing by Laurie Clark



a turbulence in water
a perturbation of the air
thrills through the wood as cold
or a water song in leaves



a trembling
in the leaves
gathers beyond
its impetus
a commotion
or contagion
in the leaves



as you move through the trees
they shift around you
jostling for position
until everything you see
has sight of you



something only
glimpsed is something
something barely
discerned is something
something hardly
there is something



of bodies changed to new shapes
of minds changed
the breeze informs you
the shadows tell you
of garments into foliage
limbs to branches



through the gesture
the impulse
in the gesture
flows
carried to
a liberty
only the gesture
allows



Sunday, 2 July 2017

portrait of Sappho


wedge



















to keep open a space
between before and after

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Friday, 28 April 2017

a touch of evening light

















Harewood estate, Yorkshire

photograph by Diane Howse

Saturday, 11 February 2017