Category Archives: sonnet

We may miss the  very clues we need

Emotional claustrophobia is widespread We fear   our feelings,fear the sudden dread We swing between attraction and dismay Others have been seen to sink to prayer Yet all alone at Xmas we are sad Even   our other choice was dread People … Continue reading

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This frail membrane  is our boundary

My room is warm and comforting and light This feels  like kindness , brings my skin delight I remember  being held in loving arms And soothed by songs  as sweet as any balms Let the lamplight run across  the eyes … Continue reading

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My naked flesh

On my journey into sleep I hold A little bag which holds a tiny phone I hold a spray of GNT  to bomb My arteries as wide as a mother’s thumb Yet I’d like to go in naked form Trusting … Continue reading

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And dancing is  the music of the soul

Silence broken by the sound of apps Telling me that someone somewhere laughed The washer makes its usual gnomic  cries Will the clothes be wet before they dry? Silence full of peace enhances life So we will happy without strife … Continue reading

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The words were wise, the sentences allured

Once an Empire ,  once an admired place Great Britain should now be in outer space We lose connections, cut them with  a sword No-one  seems to know where dwells the Word We had  a language rich and full of … Continue reading

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Spent a lifetime hanging off a ledge

Ah,rebellious spirit wanting space With my finger on the map I paced I climbed Helvellyn, fell off Striding Edge Spent a lifetime hanging off a ledge Meanwhile our kind teacher twittered on Thomas Hardy, Hopkins., we were numb She never … Continue reading

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I stood  like a stone

Down the kitchen  stairs they carried you Two men were enough, the coffin crew I wanted to take off the lid to see If Daddy was  asleep. had not left me Mute and frozen I stood  like a stone In … Continue reading

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As long as I can see  your love and you

  I  must have shrunk my spectacles fall off When I bend or when I have a cough Then it’s hard to find them  on the floor I stagger to the spare ones in a drawer I rarely throw most … Continue reading

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