21st July 2018

incomparable...
once and forever
the memory of you



20th July 2018

Changcheng
from a far watchtower
an eagle takes flight



19th July 2018

only shadows
marking time
under the milkwood tree


18th July 2018

evensong
in the monastery courtyard
the whisper of aspens


16th  July 2018

my coffee colder
with each brush stroke...
rising sun


15th July 2018

sweet shop...
slowly a young boy
counts his pennies


14th July 2018

where goes the moon...
in the pre-dawn light
a time of crows


13th July 2018

between sun and moon
a whisper of wind
to stir clouds


12th July 20198

another rainy morning..,.
I curl up with Poe


11th July 2018

approaching night
the city wears
a stifling shroud


10th July 2018

June bride...
across fields the echo
of a ring of bells


9th July 2018

church bells
a meadow flower
crowned with jewels




8th July 2018

even sweeter
if I close my eyes...
this nightingale



7th July 2018

twilight the way light lingers on a raven's wings




6th July 2018

pre-dawn
green eyes watch
a scamper of mice


5th July 2018

childhood drams...
no boundaries to his
imagination


4th July 2018

their song...
for an instant the light
in her eyes


3rd July 2018

summer playground
the morning dash
for the seesaw


2nd July 2018

dark side of the moon...
all the wonders still unseen



30th June 2018

counting the seconds
my grandsons and I...
half a duck


29th June 2018

all day long
the deaf child's hands...
fluttering butterflies


28th June 218

gathering gloom
these undimmed memories
shine on


27th June 2018

holiday's end
the reluctant child walks
in his mother's footprints


24th June 2018

midnight hush
the synchronised beat
of his heart and the clock




23rd June 2018

warm in bed
only the tick of the clock
and easing rain


22nd June 2018

late for tea...
laughter echoes
across the meadow


21st June 2108

passing storm...
safe in the knowledge
that birds will come