2021

Riverside path

The river, pushed by the tide,smudges the edges here, pulls back to leave a footpath in the sandquickly printed, away from the electric fence The magic goes:swordsmen emerge from the mistand the church hovers in the distancealways just out of reach On…

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Parrot on the run

Her cage empty the parrot has flown away, grey in the sun, prizing freedom above security risk above lockdowns She leaves Chwilog behind disdains the narrow lanes and crosses forbidden fields dodging the farmer’s guns Heading for Pwllheli, she has…

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A few Welsh haiku

under the green cliffwhere the red house hunkers downold sand is silent we take off our masksreveal our smiling facessurprising the ghosts on the narrow patha man with a blue suitcaseleaves his bed behind the hill fort stands highas history…

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Careless rain

Pale waves nibble at grass and sand,tired riders complainingof years in the saddleas water-coloured land licks into the ocean and there is no edge,no borderjust a man singinginto an angry crowdwhile the band leaves the stage Footprints are blurred, then…

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Beyond the masks

Beyond the masks and the skulloutside the walled gardenthrough red and yellowtoward sky space you walk across endless greenand into blue:the ancient hall lurks in the backgroundbehind distorting mirrors You do not age at all:you are as I first saw…

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