Poems

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…

The Long Song

The Long Song

I sing to myself,
When nobody’s listening.
I sing of my hopes and my fears and of dreams and escapes and of planets unknown and of people I’m missing…

Paean to the Pixies

Paean to the Pixies

The Pixies have released Indie Cindy, which comes 22 years after Trompe Le Monde, and 26 years after Come On Pilgrim. If that news made some joyous sense to you, then you might also understand the following…

Your Reward

Your Reward

Please
Show me something
That I’ve never seen
Please…

So You Thought You Knew Me

So You Thought You Knew Me

So you thought you knew me Thought you had me pegged Thought you see right through me Knew where I was led Now I must admit that I was listening to you But that’s one mistake that I no longer […]

To be in a room, with people

To be in a room, with people

Wanting to be in a room, with people Without speaking To feel their light on my closed eyelids To share their warmth Caressing the back of my hand As it holds the arm of this chair To sit unmoved, except […]

My Love is Like a List

My Love is Like a List

My love is like a list Neither exclusive nor endless Neither obsessive nor shallow When I hear the right name No matter where I am No matter what care occupied my mind, just the moment before I will feel love […]