Thursday 9 August 2018

Tearing At The Fabric Of The Sky

Flame touched & sun burnished
Summer’s promise fulfilled as
Earth’s marrow of moisture sucked–
Even the gentlest of rain
Just the merest dampening caress  
Draws up a yearning ripe scent.

Two wilden springs
Running deep through the valley’s flank
Molecule by molecule –
Ah, water a‘top the hill too!

Leaning against the window
A shed antler,
Three branches reaching heavenwards -
This green cleft in the rain.

This arc thus revealed
Step after tentative step
Binding the directions into a whole,
Slipping aside the curtain
To catch a glimpse
Of the valley as the world in itself.

Yearning to be seen;
Through being named.
A long plaintive schreeck
Tears at the sky-fabric
As a buzzard spirals beneath the clouds

Monday 6 August 2018

Green Mountains Walking: A talk on Japanese Gardens

I shall be giving a talk in Deddington, Oxfordshire on the 27th October 2018. The talk is to help raise funds for the Deddington Nursery School.

The venue is the Windmill Centre, Hempton Road, Deddington OX15 0QH.

Time: 7.30 pm

Tickets are £10.00 including a glass of wine, and tickets can be obtained by going to: