Monday, 27 August 2012

There is Love.

I gently ask your name,
As we rest in beaded corner
We are bruised and shaken
Like small boats in a storm
 You are the bitter winter
Lost to the velvet night
Eyes like a vacant throne,
I breathe, 'My Precious'
I see the wall of pain your nightmares build around you
And in the dark a guardian angel walks beside you
And when his wings unfold
There is love.

We collide and mix like sand and water
Lost in grief's embrace
You are the brittle twigs of Winter's hangover
A dying star, a handsome gargoyle
I find you trembling in jewel encrusted corners
I hold you frozen hand
And whisper, 'My Precious'
I see the wall of flames as Heaven falls around you
And bathed in light an angel wraps his arms around you,
And when his wings unfold
There is Love. 

            We are the Alpha and the Omega
We hold the dusk and bring the dawn
With every twisted step
We breathe together
Entwined, we are the Earth
We are the sky
We know each others hearts
Like a favourite song
We whisper, 'Precious'
I see the destruction that in this prison binds you
And in your darkest hour an angel walks behind you
And when his wings unfold,
There is Love.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Loose Change (A collaboration with Nigel Griffin)

   Change in my pocket
It's annoying
I've nowhere to put it
Getting rid of-
Not to use it
Is a waste 
I don't like waste 
I'm a war child. 

Wednesday, 8 August 2012


And in the darkest hour that night does bring,

An Angel forged in brightest light does sing;

On leaving Earth, does fly beside you, Dear,

And guide you up to Heaven 'neath her wing. 

The colours of Venice

I can see the colours
I have always been able to
Every word has a colour,
Every sound.
Agnes is a vibrant blue,
Venice has a colour.
She is orange as a beacon
Calling us to discover her
glittering collection of knick knacks
Gathered from the joys of life
People walk by, chatting
their words throwing
bursts of colour into the air
like little fireworks above their heads
Johann has his camera
We wrap our arms around each other
Smile into the lens
Johann's laugh emits little sparks of
lilac and bright purple
I grab her hand, we start to run
faster and faster
The colours swirl around us
A rainbow mist
We run alongside a wedding boat
Bride and groom and brightly robed guests
sending streams of blues, pinks and greens into the air
as they laugh
We throw rose petals
They dance through the air like fairies to land on the water
Breathlessly we collapse
Cheeks flushed, eyes shining.
As the dusk falls
A warm cloud of red fills the air.

Thursday, 2 August 2012


Swimming side by side, In a dream
The water a glorious heliotrope
Spraying cooling my skin,
We slow down, pick up and start again
I would be a fixture in your life
Should you decide to return to shore
But I know the open sea is now your home
 You don't come home much, anymore
When you were home,
You took up shelter in my heart
A cave where we would hide, our getaway,
A dolphin's kiss for every lonely day.