Friday, 31 July 2015

Day to dusk

A muted horizontal rainbow
as we slide backwards
towards the silver orb of night.
The golden globe steals colour
with her
tossing orange, violet and viridian
trailing behind her.
Everything becomes silhouetted
merging into a darkened mass
into which everything hides
Venus quickly shows herself
brightening above
changing colour palette below
calling out sparkling shards
of light
of night.
Silently we slip from day to dusk.
A peaceful hour
a sacred hour.
Silently we slip from day to dusk.

© 28 Jul 15

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Heber's Ghyll

This ancient place
where trees and river and
rocks and moss and ferns
sing together
tumbling in a joyful cascade.
Sunlight graces the treetops.
Everything is connected.
Ferns growing on rotting tree-stumps
moss silently spreading over rocks
trees emerging out of the river.
Gentle bridges urge us
onward, upward.
Composting leaves and twigs protect
this place from our footsteps.
The gentle hush calms
mind and heart.
The dancing river lulls a lullaby.
Beauty and chaos in absolute perfection.
The canopy of trees creates
a palace, a temple
of arboreal splendour
and quiet magnificence.
I am enraptured by each leaf,
nettle, grass blade, pebble.
No more bridges to cross.

© 14 Jul 15

Heber's Ghyll audio

Sunday, 12 July 2015


What a thing of beauty twilight is!
The dancing interaction of
shifting colours across a vast
pale blue background.
The dancing interplay of
changing cloud forms
feathery, ethereal, across a
background of azure sky.
A descending sun sending
blaze and fire over both sky and clouds.
A rising moon silently
settling into place
a quiet silver orb
gently watching the dance.
And on this night

the added treat of music
plays into the magical mix.
Piano, cello, violin and percussion
set the evening alight
as if conducting the
sun set and moon rise
as if choreographing
the movement and chorus of
swooping swallows
as if commanding our hearts
to beat stronger, louder,
more insistently
to remind us of our own vitality and
interconnectedness with the
glories playing above our heads.

© 5 Jul 15

Twilight audio