30 March 2010

my children
sticking and glueing -
in the drawer
the mother's day card
I never sent

22 March 2010

sea mist...
watching the seal
watching me


[published Presence #36]

Raasay, Manchester University geology field trip, Easter 1992.

9 March 2010

business park -
spring bulbs emerge
in corporate colours
wrapped round the tracks
my shadow stands
to let the train past


(Published - Shamrock#5)


A long time ago, I lived in London. If I had been staying over at my girlfriend's flat in Kilburn, I would make the morning commute on the North London line from Brondesbury to Highbury. I would then walk through the back streets of Islington to my workplace on the edge of Hackney.

This piece was conceived on the platform of Brondesbury station, the familiar faces of the morning train, squinting through the low sunlight in a polite, wordless, side-step and shuffle to their usual spots on the platform.

5 March 2010

Happy birthday!

distant lightning is one year old today.

Very many thanks to everyone who has left a comment, followed or linked to this blog.

Your contributions are valued.

silence
just the wind picking up
distant lightning

('Light' - BHS anthology 2006)
not one of my best, but it gave this blog it's name.

2 March 2010

1 March 2010

lullaby
she reaches
to feel each word



(Published: Heron's Nest X:1)
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