Category Archives: villanelle

Some shelled shore

Walking to the bus stop from our door We fell into a subtle harmony  Like little children   dawdling  on the shore No haste, no chiding, wanting nothing more Like swimming in a balmy pale blue sea Or walking to the … Continue reading

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Quivering in the meadows of the heart

We saw the cows at Easter freed from barn We were on a hill beside our lane   They were running in the meadow’s  fresh green charm Renting a small cottage on a farm Dorset  has its literary fame We saw … Continue reading

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When God came down

We may know what’s right and still do wrong Greed and envy run our inner world Like a crazed drunk bee we like to sting Even as the blackbird is in song The darkness of the heart will on it … Continue reading

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Your sacred smile

Embraced entire , your sacred smile held me Until we both were one deep in our souls As still as a white dove held tenderly For a little time so warm and free As if your smile contained me, made … Continue reading

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Take your love and in your arms enfold.

Did anyone believe blind rage expressed Could benefit the agent without harm? Did anyone read Freud and then digest? Feelings need the heat of blacksmith’s fires Held inside until they find their form An image worthy of our right desire … Continue reading

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The more we hide

More defences make us feel more pain As if by building walls we  make more real The  fantasies  we’ve formed in our own brain The murderers and the thieves all know our name They  watch our door to enter and … Continue reading

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Be off,old death

I read novels so the time goes by I hate to be at leisure,I’m so tense They stop me thinking   that all  creatures die Why  do I kill time,  we have   few days? Fearing death we add the great pretence … Continue reading

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  Thoughts annihilate

Postmodern poetry has no formal shape No sonnet,villanelle or rondeau there Nor is it true or false that we are apes A sentence made from curses aggravates Makes   even slight hurts something we can’t bear Postmodern poetry has no formal … Continue reading

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I don’t like  the odour of your shoes

I am good and you are evil now I decide and you must  just agree I am  your superior and how! I must be the bull and you are cows You are blind but I can truly see I am … Continue reading

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Is politeness false

Do we have a  more real self inside, Fully grown and  smart  without  cruel wiles? Is politeness false and not just kind? Unlike kittens we are not born blind Yet  we speak in only screams and smiles Do we have … Continue reading

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Like children

We once rolled  like children down a slope We stopped the car to climb the grassy bank As if we were reliving some lost hope Ecstasy  is way  beyond my scope My mind is always veering to the  blanks We … Continue reading

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Singing silence

I  love the  singing silence as I muse Listening to the silence  brings delight Deep within  the silence are the cues Everything from classic to the blues Make  my  better sentences take flight I delight in silence as I muse … Continue reading

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