The Silken Tent

She is as in a field of silken tent At midday when the sunny summer breeze Has dried the dew and all its ropes relent, So that in guys it gently ... Read more

Professor Penguin

The tell tale rasp of scuffing corduroy; An unavoidable corrosion of inner trouser thigh, Effortlessly drowning a soft shoe bounding, With ... Read more

Shadow Over the Shanty

Tell us a tale oh swan of the sea, With your wind sweeping feathered white hair, A beard that has harboured the salts of the earth, And hands, by ... Read more

Curiosity Shop

A store in town with windows draped in lost and found kept secrets from another day escaping little drawers whipped together in careless ... Read more

Blue Rain

The night is old and a yawning moon waits patiently for clandestine lovers to return to beds of stone. They sleepwalk over ... Read more


Walking down time came the incomplete man. Remembered by his ancestors, though he knows them not. Ax in hand he surveys the ground. A million ... Read more


The smell of victory reeked in the delivery room. The crackpot, Rachet Man, followed his dream at the Institute of Grace while waiting to be ... Read more


At her kitchen table sharing tea in the pale morning I ask the widow, "How long were you married?" And she replies, "I am married. Though my ... Read more