I Dream the Shape


I dream the shape

of the sea with your eyes

all the drowned sailors


This poem was written in response to March 27, 2018: The Opium Smokers Dream, another great prompt at Seeds and Sand. The prompt and poems can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Joni Mitchell –

The Grass Stems Sway


the grass stems sway

and seeds are part meadow

part wind


This poem was written in response to Chèvrefeuille’s Gift to You to Celebrate Our First Luster of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #4 reprise “perpetuum mobile”, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And to finish, here, after some hi-tech television studio trickery,  is Joni Mitchell –

What Sparks –  bookscover2cover


Another story of mine has been posted at bookscover2cover. This one is called What Sparks and can be read by clicking on the link. It was written as a celebration of William Blake, who gave me half of my pen-name and was ever so good. His picture “Glad Day” begins this post.

The story has its basis in the following incident, which I quote from  Wikipedia:

At the age of eight or ten in Peckham Rye, London, Blake claimed to have seen “a tree filled with angels, bright angelic wings bespangling every bough like stars.” According to Blake’s Victorian biographer Gilchrist, he returned home and reported the vision and only escaped being thrashed by his father for telling a lie through the intervention of his mother.

To finish, here’s a song from the person who provided, by circuitous routes, the other half of my name, Johnny Cash. And, as a special bonus, let’s add some Joni Mitchell too –