Monday, 31 July 2017


Early blackberries dangle overhead down Essex Avenue,
I eat them greedily,
some are sweet and juicy, others so sharp they make my tongue curl.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017


Students come to the door, blanketed and grumpy,
Like bears disturbed early from their hibernation.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

three boots

three purple welly boots on the doorstep
did someone hop home?

three cats

three cats perched on the windowsill
they all turn towards me as I open the gate next door
and dart away in unison around the corner of the house

Monday, 4 July 2016

three dogs

I cannot hear the doorbell
but inside three dogs respond 
with a cacophony of barks, yaps and whines

Wednesday, 27 January 2016


A blustery January day
brings down a huge desiccated sycamore leaf
it crash landed and skidded to a halt at my feet

Thursday, 4 June 2015


wiki commons
on the scruffy street
blue wing feathers glisten 
in the early June sunshine

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

baby birds

a clutch of sparrowlings
hesitate on the path
unsure which parent to follow

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Monday, 1 June 2015


wiki commons
captured on a thread of cobweb
I lift it free
and it drifts
purposelessly away

Friday, 6 February 2015

Snow day

on the doorstep
tiny blue boots
another snowy day

Sunday, 7 December 2014

5 am pot

the man is just a clot of shadow
lit by a tiny red glow
the familiar scent surrounds me 
in a cloud as I cycle past