Tag Archives: light

Lux

Forest-of-One-Single-Star

On a starless night,
no telescope to hand,
there you were,


a tiny speck of light
in a canopy of ink,
and now I find myself


wondering
‘What would it take
for you to cross the sky?’

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Ferns

ferns
 

The sound arrives
on the tail of rain;
low-level hum
held in fiddlehead cocoons.
 

We listen, rapt,
as tender vibrations
climb velvety stems
bathed in long summer light
 

and as I lay half-curled
in the crook of your smile,
we turn our arms to the sun
and let the newness unfurl.
 
 

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Brecon

Brecon 6
 

For Ron & Louise and Owen & Katherine
 
 

Darkness delivers me
to the belly of the beacons;
a caffled bundle
of newness and nerves
kinked and crunched
between gravel and sole.
 

Slowly, bathed in the balm
of pine and candles,
skeins untangle, tensions unfurl,
as I sit, silk-washed in words
that tumble over me
like warm, Welsh rain.
 

Dawn unties the ribbons
of a new day,
presents me with the gift
of light and mountains
and the lilting mellow verse
of friendships forged
over fire and wine.
 
 

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eos


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

stirring
in denim sifted dunes,
dawn’s canvas light
baptising
cedar-scented skin,
 

fingers flex;
weaving last night’s
woodsmoke mementos
through the soft folds
of morning’s pink craving.
 
 

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nine lines of loveliness after a week of rain


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Paddling swiftly now beyond
deluged days and swollen nights,
 

ebony umbrellas languish
in hushed oaken hallways,
yesterday’s dolor
puddling monochrome.
 

In the prism-drenched
meadows of tomorrow
parasols and petticoats twirl.
 
 

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Leaving


 

 

Evening rinses sienna walls
as ochre liqueur slips down the throat
of a cerulean sky.
 

Tuscan day peels away,
cool autumn air blushing
ripe opalescent domes.
 

Green marble memories
drift from the square,
laced with incense and incantations.
 

Quietly,
she tears a corner
from each creamy vellum page,
 

lingering over the tattered scraps,
before tucking them between the stones
of the worn umber streets.
 
 

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Shadowplay


 

Flickering, wax-coated wicks
lick Fired Earth Buckland Pale
as shadows tongue and groove
the boundaries of a thin-lipped
sanctuary.
 

Aching myogenic organ
ripples harmonica lament;
ritenuto – too late
as torrent overflows,
extinguishing vanilla votives.
 

Reservoir for human darkness flees
as luminescence smothered;
the phantasm of creativity
its banished companion.
 

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Sunrise over the Pharmacy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nursing caffeine;
yawning,


watching Belenus
fight Arianrhod
for space in the sky,


realisation
dawning –


her only blithe warrior
the little white lie
she allows to slipslide


down her throat
each morning.

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