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 –

Old Cedar


old cedar

gnarled from the weather’s grip

saying our goodbyes


This poem was inspired by the photo of a Colorado cedar, which was taken by Paloma during her travels on the road.  Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find a working link to any of Paloma’s blogs to share here (!?).

And, to finish, here’s Ian Dury and the Blockheads –

March Wind


a wagtail I spook

veers from one buffet to the next

March wind


the clack of bare branches

lost in the swish of leaves soon

March wind


These poems were inspired by a blustery day.  And, to finish, because March gales are clearly the exact same shape as a devil’s haircut, here’s Beck –