A Hill Of Chamomile
My Lady often teases me, about her wild hair style
Something she often likens, to a hill of chamomile.
But I always tell her, she can tease and tease and tease
But she is right up there, with cows and dogs and trees.... more »
'A Postcard From Kuching'
A postcard arrived here today
From a land that James Brooke cried for
That took me back to the rifles crack,
And the land I almost died for!... more »
After The Storm
Ah, the wind, the wind is dying,
As it puts the storm to bed,
In the sky the clouds are flying
As they chase each other o’erhead.... more »
A parcel returned.
‘Addressee Not Known! ’
I phoned to check
But the address was right.... more »
An elderly gentleman
Standing in the middle of the junction
Completely oblivious to the traffic
Trying to edge around him.... more »
Appalachia, your green mountains are weeping black tears.
Mine Owners. Your neighbours are living in fear.
You're raping the mountains and Good Mother Earth,
Your millions are nothing to what this land is worth!... more »
“These are your playmates? ” asked Mother.
Eyeing the East End kids
On the TB ward, warily!
“Why, they talk like gutter-snipes.... more »
Knock on the door
Postman... more »
'Beech Wood Haiku'
Evening sun shines
Sideways through the trees ~ bird song
Calling all to rest
~~~~~~~~~~~~~... more »
Better To Go Barefoot
Better to go bare-foot,
Than wear that old soft shoe.
Be the altar of your own soul,
And let them come and worship you!... more »
I am the sword of the Samurai,
Lovingly sharpened, honed,
Polished by skilled craftsman’s hands.
Some talk of thirsty blades,... more »
Lantern hanging in the trees,
Full moon overhead,
An orange moon, a bloody moon,
As I buried my dead!... more »
I have no time
For poetry and such
Today I must make bookcases... more »
The old man plays his bow
And dreams of the young maid
The young maid listens to his music
And dreams of a young man.... more »
First moved into
This house I had a bed
And a rocking chair to my name.... more »
Boys And Girls
'You must be nine! '
In your fond,
Mock chiding, voice.... more »
Breathing You In
I like the cool side of the pillow
The warm side of the bed
Your long slim legs entwined with mine
Your head beside my head.... more »
Poor Tommy Atkins
Running round the square
“Double! ”... more »
Old Bugis Street was quite a sight
With acetylene lamps burning bright
Tables and chairs from end to end
Where you could meet and greet a friend... more »
'Bush Fire Tanka'
I remember smoke
On the wind, always warning
Of approaching fire... more »
'Campfire Dreams' A Tanka Chain
Tribal voices call
Uniting all the People
The beat of the drum... more »
You were a wild child
Like a banquet, feasting life
Beauty dancing past.... more »
A sliver of cinnamon bark
In my bowl of saffron rice... more »
Come My Darling.
Come My Darling. Hold me tight,
Kiss me now and through the night,
To love so well will break no law,
So kiss me now then kiss me more.... more »
I know my place in time and space
My position in the human race
I've a good idea where I am going... more »