‘Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth.’ Mark 5: 5
They say Diogenes lived in a wooden-barrel in Athens... more »
Blackbird Flying Over Belfast Lough
A black dart fleeting,
the yellow bill truth of it.... more »
the frost sprayed grass
a white sea, cold with open wind -
city parks in winter... more »
Putting On The Hardwall
That thud sound of mud
like earthen-hue plaster
lifted and slapped
from hawk and board,... more »
Seven Days Of The River Lagan
Monday: soapy, hot – the end of a boil wash.
Tuesday: pond-like. Flat. Pavement-still.
Wednesday: starling-balled above.
Thursday: ruffled. Wind curled.... more »
New Moon, New Moon
blue as the December bride;
blue in the face
thick shone about... more »
The Forcing Sheds
West Yorkshire, Wakefield -
the 'Rhubarb triangle'.
The forcing sheds worked
in silence as if they were... more »
The Horse Of Verner Street, Belfast
It was a quiet street on a quiet day
And as I passed the stable-yard
I happened to look in and there
A horse was stood which had those eyes... more »
The Snow Robin
A brave robin up high on a church steeple,
Winter-king of all he surveys -... more »
See the liquid golden fury arrow throughout the universe.
Tore from a field of flames, a clutch of burning solar flares
Balled into an object. What form it shifts as it moves,
Towards our place, our blueness, tilted on an axis, trundling.... more »