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 –

And the Gale that Yanks


and the gale that yanks

a mid-flight sparrow off course –

you, of course


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Theme Week “The Songs of Milarepa”(2) “flying clouds”, 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’s Julian Cope –

The Unspeakable – bookscover2cover

Another story of mine has been posted at bookscover2cover. This one is called The Unspeakable and can be read by clicking on the link. This story was inspired by a couple of famous quotes by the story’s protagonists –

‘The unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable’ – Oscar Wilde

‘The love that dare not speak its name’  – Lord Alfred Douglas (Bosie)

A little wordplay links the two quotes, while the reality/metaphor of fox hunting colours the whole scene. So here, to provide a suitable finish, is Julian Cope –