Monthly Archives: March 2013

Artist

My flute is golden, my tie multi-coloured. My audience is riveted. ‘audire’ – ‘to hear’, to listen to me. My flute is golden. My lips are oh-so soft, my breath gentle-firm. ‘firmus’ – ‘strong’, feel me! But then, from the … Continue reading

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Dropping Her off Outside the School (Pantoum with German line)

Being considerate, wie’s eine Mutter ist, she stops the car outside the parking lot. Being considerate, she does not insist, but lets it go, assumes the girl forgot. She stops the car outside the parking lot and dreams the kiss … Continue reading

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Hurtling, a Villanelle

When I cycle downhill, I still hurtle, As I did when I first learnt to ride. I love this speed, and wish for steeper hills. I look ahead, avoiding potholes, cats. I’m sure there are nice things on either side. … Continue reading

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Breathless

She once breathed life into his own. Now, she’s breathless from the effort of walking ten yards from her bed to the dining table where his attempt at breakfast – gallant, but lacking knives beside the plates – awaits her, … Continue reading

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West Highland Way

The West Highland Way From Milngavie to Fort William Is such a very long hike That we realised soon enough That we had to stop wanting to be there; And to start wanting to walk it. And walk it, we … Continue reading

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