As I sat yesterday In a queue of cars A woman caught my eye Late fifties At a guess. Not a beauty Not in bright clothes Not sashaying to be noticed But because She walked Hands in pockets Head down In a world of her own. So why? Why did she stand out? Because As […]

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Windy wishes

Driving along Low autumn sun Through the windscreen Making me squint And peer To see The road ahead. Lined with golden trees I drive through The maelstrom Of blowing leaves Some slapping The windscreen Others whirling by. Pulling over I get out And peer Up and down the road No one coming Empty And so […]

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Letting go

Watching the leaves Shake and quiver Autumn colours Shimmering in the wind Some falling Frenetic path To the ground Others holding on Even when They look like they shouldn’t. But who’s holding who? Is the leaf Clinging to twig Trying not to fall Or is the tree Holding the leaf For too long When the […]

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Priest on the Bench

Autumn stillnesscrisp blue skydampness heldin the grassbeneath my feet.The air cooland stillon the cuspof clouded breathbut not quite. The churchwelcomingdespite the greyness of it’s stonesurroundedby peaceful gravesand meadow. I sit on the benchmug of coffeeclasped between handsfacing the smilethe welcomethe glowof the Priestas she listens to my talemy thoughtsmy questionsnot to respondnot to fixbut to […]

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Autumn Frieze

The aircrisp and freshas if you could take a biteand relishthe coolnessof the breath. The crunchand rustleof the fallen leavesas you move through the woods.Wending your wayamong the wooden columns.A landscapeof fluttering brownsreds and tansas more golden tree flakesfall like gentle snow. Now imagineif you willof freezing time.The leaves pausingmid airwind stilledand you can walk […]

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Granted tree wishes

It’s the time of yearWhen the leaves fallAs the treesBegin their slumberThrough the long dark months As you walkBeneathThe boughsSlowly becoming baldAs they shedTheir vegetative feathersLook upAnd watch As the leaves float downLike ochreAnd tan flakesOf snowOn a still day. OnceYou’ve had your fillOf the peaceHeldWithin the drifting movementBe readyTo leapAnd pounceTo catchA leaf As […]

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