Saturday, 4 January 2014

Saturday, 4th January

in a white bowl
tapestry red and parchment yellow

lighter than snowflakes
crisper than autumn leaves

petals from the last roses
I ever gave my mother

Through the window, 6 am

against a blackboard sky
chalked with stars
a flock of gulls

Friday, 3 January 2014

Work, interrupted

I open the door to a blast of cold air and a Van de Graaff cat.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Wednesday, 1st January 2014

in the winter-stripped
wind-whipped garden 
a flash of colour
one red rosebud