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Pity The Nation

PITY THE NATION

Devouring its own entrails
For want of better nutrition
Glued to a sofa and a screen
All the bigger all the better
All the better to eat you up

Prayers And Wishes: Shadorma

PRAYERS AND WISHES

We all cross
Our fingers (heart and
Hope to die)
For ourselves
And once we understand why
For all others too

Ladybird

LADYBIRD

Wings folded away
Ladybirds with just their legs
Can still move about

Good Friday, 2019

GOOD FRIDAY, 2019

2019

( … 18 … 17 … 16 … )

Hardly a cloud in the sky
No need for this jacket
I discover too late
Uncomfortably

A tiny discomfort
In the scheme of things
Dwarfed by Spring’s bounty
Overall not a bad day after all

A good day for a crucifixion
Despite all the discomfort
Faith, hope and patience
All’s well that ends well

After all

After all

Only Now Is: Senryu

ONLY NOW IS

Taking the next step …
Contraction? Or expansion?
… Imagination!

Limbo II

LIMBO II

Swing ‘twixt hope and fear
Unending uncertainty
Our sole companion
Sweating like limbo dancers
Watching the lowering pole

Hope II

HOPE II

May hope never die
But be the one to host
The joyful celebration
Of dreams come true
And of achievements
As yet undreamt of

‘Neath Doom’s Trump

‘NEATH DOOM’S TRUMP

Through deepest midnight
Hid light persists in shadow
Embroiders darkness

Magpie

MAGPIE

Passion runs
And ruins
our lives

Infuses
And refuses
In equal measure

She Seats Herself To Write

SHE SEATS HERSELF TO WRITE

She seats herself to write

Half fearing her writing
Will drive her mad while
Half hopes it will cure her

In two minds – Ah, if only
Thinks were so simple
Turmoil turmoil turmoil

Enough! Dismisses them all
And seats herself to write

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