Water Bowl

water bowl

left out for a cat who’s died

a blackbird splashes in


This poem was inspired by my garden and the birds who visit. And, to finish, here’s Julian Cope, the very sane – the only man who gets a pass while rocking a ponytail and tights combo –

Sea in the distance

sea in the distance

its small arm shakes in the bird’s beak

baby turtle


This poem was inspired by a TV programme about the Great Barrier Reef, which was beautiful and sad. And, to finish, here’s Dinah Washington and Max Richter, mashed up by Robbie Robertson of The Band for a Martin Scorcese film –