Friday, 21 September 2018

21st September 2018

wild night
lashing at the windows and roof
acorns and sea birds

© Rachel Green 2018

 a couple of hours
to a distant viewpoint
moderate pace
worth the trip
to sea an island
if its full majesty
while gulls wheel below us
Torquay seems very pro-Brexit
to the point of dog shot
sporting tiny EU flags

© Rachel Green 2018

Thursday, 20 September 2018

20th September 2018

stormy night
fallen leaves carried downhill
crashing sea

© Rachel Green 2018

 jigsaw puzzles
the best use for a rainy day
social interaction
the reconstruction of pictures
printed on cardboard
Six quid for two days of entertainment
thank heck there's no pieces missing

© Rachel Green 2018

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

19th September 2018

high wind
against the windows
twigs and leaves 

© Rachel Green 2018

 Meadfoot bay
a direct line from the holiday cottage
over the mountain
I traverse the many steps
over the top
snickets between houses
lead to secret paths
a thousand steps
on my pedometer


© Rachel Green 2018

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

18th September 2018

howling wind
across the little garden
oak apples

© Rachel Green 2018

 from the cliff tops
the blue of the sea
seem too good for September.
Gilded by the setting sun
my hair looks to be burning
flares over the harbour
a call to 999

© Rachel Green 2018 

Monday, 17 September 2018

17th September 2018

heavy rain
outside my Torquay window
bright Crocosmia

© Rachel Green 2018

Anstey's Cove
a long winding path
along the edge of a beech wood
and a thousand steps
Rough granite
marks the edge of the land
calm sea.
The taste of salt on my fingers

© Rachel Green 2018

Saturday, 15 September 2018

15th September 2018

warm sunshine
tints golden leaves amber
distant barking


© Rachel Green 2018

Holiday jolly day
off to Torquay
for a week of wind and rain
running gear and new laptop
loaded up with software
and a boardgame or two
just in case
I should pack some pencils
for a little sketching
if I feel the urge.


© Rachel Green 2018

Friday, 14 September 2018

14th September 2018

late yellow poppy
under grey-matted skies
discarded orange peel


© Rachel Green 2018

Rucksack, running shoes, running legs
running jacket, sports bras, tops
and boxers that don't chafe

Two pairs of comfortable shoes
socks, jeans, bras, knickers
wet weather coat,
shirts, scarf and hat

nail file toothbrush and paste
prescription tablets
shampoo and comb
hair scrunchie
lip balm and band aids
painkillers
razor, tissues, towel, deodorant

laundry tabs on the off-chance there's a washer

tablet, phone, chargers
laptop and headphones

Catan and Carcassonne

purse and money
sketchbook and pencil


© Rachel Green 2018