Poems

Happy Birthday Achoo

Happy Birthday Achoo

A birthday song for anyone who has been stuck inside with a cold on their special day.

Swallow Me Whole

Swallow Me Whole

Swallow me whole
Body and soul
Not just to the middle
But all of my quiddle…

A Small Christmas Uprising

A Small Christmas Uprising

I’m a little light bulb, hanging on the tree.
Though you use me every year, you never think of me.
Wasting electricity on twinkly lights to bring pleasure to your lives,
But you could get the very same thing by looking at the skies…

The Greatest Gift, and More

The Greatest Gift, and More

A poem for an old friend who needs nothing and has more than she knows.

The Old Man of the Beach

The Old Man of the Beach

A poem inspired by a pillar of rock that stands upon a beach, opposing the waves that lap around it.

Sympathy for the Trumpians

Sympathy for the Trumpians

A poem inspired by the popular appeal of Donald J. Trump and “Sympathy for the Devil” by the Rolling Stones.

In the Bright Midwinter

In the Bright Midwinter

A poem inspired by Christina Rossetti’s In the Bleak Midwinter, and by a sunny day in late December.

Sunshine in the Autumn Forest

Sunshine in the Autumn Forest

The leaves turn, half way through nature’s year.
Growth foreshadows decline; the sun bows lower.
Dappled by barer branches, but it still shines.

Unstoppable You

Unstoppable You

A poem for somebody with a coincidental birthday.

When the light goes down

When the light goes down

The sun closes another day
I find myself tired inside
Weary to the bones
Wearing no expression on my face…