All Hallows Eve

On a mild but wild
night tonight, beware;
the witches will ride
and spirits will walk abroad.
It’s All Hallows Eve.
Where will you hide?

A Mind of its Own

Your computer has a mind of its own
so it’s no use you having a moan,
or rolling your eyes
effecting surprise,
or gnashing your teeth on a groan!


It’s wonderful when family come to stay,
catching up with news and gossip all day,
but it’s wonderful too, in a different way,
how peace descends when they go away!


Busy all day;
no time to think,
no time to write,
no words to say!

Strong WInds

Yesterday strong winds;
Leaves bowled along like snow flakes,
but trees not yet bare.

Last Rose

Ruby Red Rose
Is this the last rose,
ruby red against the fence?
Last blood of summer.

Before the Forecast

Sunshine and blue skies.
I sit outside and soak up rays
before the forecast wind and rain
comes again.

Black Head

Cat’s black head
peers through cat flap,
I glare back.
Eyes meet.
Not my black cat,
‘Grrrr’ I say.
Cat backs away,
gone in a flash.

On Writing

So long as you write what you wish to write
that is all that matters;
and whether it matters for ages or only for hours,
nobody can say.

Virginia Woolf ‘A Room of One’s Own’

Time Now

Time now
to bring in the garden ornaments,
my fairy, dragon and the rest,
before the first frost.

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