White orchid

Japanese watercolour, She towers above the cacti; A delicate, white geisha In the soft shadows Of bashful buds. Graceful and rare, Full of life unfolding, The mystery Of every second, In every frond unfurling. Shady leaves, Cool and broad, Green waves paused. Slender green stems Climb to the light, Proud That tall is nothing to … Continue reading White orchid

Granite twilight

Written a long time ago, this is probably my favourite poem. A big thank you to Mr Dougall, my old English teacher at Bablake School, for feeding me rich, rich poetry and encouraging my writing.  Granite Twilight She stood by the blazing, brazen rock And embraced the incoming heat; Not a sound in the wind … Continue reading Granite twilight


(Inspired by the waterwheel at the National Wool Museum of Wales, near Newcastle Emlyn) Water on and on and Water on and on and Ribbons drip drop drip splash Ribbons on of water               drip splash               drip drop drip Buzzing flies around and Boring boring water On and on and boring Boring but I like it … Continue reading Waterwheel