I am standing by a dark, black, stone sea,
where nothing lives
no reflection sees.
They tell me they used to swim in it
but now there are merely
tourists behind a rope,
dipping distant fingers
into the icy
I turn to walk the path into the red-brick, splendid town,
Where the proud, clock … Read more
I have a dream
I have a dream that my children’s children
Will know a ladybird, a tadpole, a cricket, a slow-worm.
That they will know what it is to watch the moon glide her silent way through an embroidery of bright stars,
while the owl hoots and the hedghogs shuffle.
I have a dream that my children’s children,… Read more
Means you don’t have time to think,
But you do feel important,
and sometimes stressed,
which sometimes tips into self-righeous.
Being busy means you achieve a lot,
which makes your ego feel good,
which means you don’t have to think about if you are happy, or living in line … Read more
Getting back to normal
I wonder if after World War 1 and World War 2 people thought that life would get back to normal, after all the trenches, the bombs the young lives lost?
I wonder if after the Spanish flu people thought that life would get back to normal?
We weren’t expecting covid and we want it to … Read more
2020 has definately been a year when I saw things with more clarity and sharpness. The unconscious trance, or denial I had been … Read more
Giving Birth Again
Ok…so, not to another baby…
Giving birth to a different life.
The last time I wrote was at the end of July. A different life. Since then I have been preparing myself and the boys/young men for the return to the classrooms in September. One has a mask on all day, the … Read more