Monday, 31 January 2011


guarding the windowsill
against dogs that want to look outside
the cat

30-01-2011 Nute

Walton Dam Field

21-01-2011 Walton Dam11

Venus Magazine launched

Venus magazine cover

The inaugural issue of the VENUS MAGAZINE is now available on the web site, or as a download from!

This first issue features poetry from 'Tess Camillo' author, Morgan Hunt, fresh new fiction from Rachel Green and Beverley Karalus, reviews of Red Rover from Caroline Filler and Gender Outlaws from Jean Roberta, who also shares her first column, Stranger Than Fiction.

Sunday, 30 January 2011


ripples in the sand
left by retreating waves
what perfect symmetry

29-01-2011 Cleethorpes


29-01-2011 Cleethorpes

sun, sea, sand
and bitter, bitter wind
on the beach
fish and chips for lunch
drive home in the gloaming

Saturday, 29 January 2011


the dog stares at the cat
her head in profile to the light
whiskers like optic fibres

Frosty Cotoneaster

21-01-2011 chesterfield (8)09

Friday, 28 January 2011


on my desk
a box of paints and coloured pencils
late-night drawing

28-01-2011 paint box

Blue and Shadows

21-01-2011 chesterfield (7)08

Thursday, 27 January 2011


a glimmer in the darkness
as a solar light comes on in the garden
a candle for spring

Paint and Shadows

21-01-2011 chesterfield (1)01

Monday, 24 January 2011


23-01-2011 glove01

Pigeons take flight
from wind-blown sycamores
a gay glove, abandoned


17-01-2011 woods (3)03

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Saturday, 22 January 2011


21-01-2011 chesterfield (1)01

shadows on a painting
criss-cross between the mountains of Hell
a shadowed Purgatory?

After the Cinema

16-01-2011 Chesterfield (3)05

Friday, 21 January 2011


segments of sky
divided by telephone wires
bisected by contrails

Telephone Box

15-01-2011 Chesterfield (3)02

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Wednesday, 19 January 2011


the soft feel of fur
under my fingertips as I read
with my morning tea
Jack slides his paws under the covers
as protection from the cold

Tennis Shoes

15-01-2011 cemetery (3)01

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Monday, 17 January 2011

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Saturday, 15 January 2011


Pink and white blooms
on a winter cherry
a vee of geese

14-01-2011 Winter Cherry 14-01-2011 Geese

Sun after the Rain

13-01-2011 cemetery (2)

Long shadows / across an old forest lawn / magpie fans the clouds

Friday, 14 January 2011


compost worms
seek the sun's solace
of warmth
I tip potato peelings in
and watch them dance


09-01-2011 Boythorpe cemetery (1)

Thursday, 13 January 2011

small stone

a book, finished
sunlight streams through the windows
and the dog yawns

Portland Hotel

06-01-2011 Chesterfield (1)

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

small stone

hang from bare cherry branches
ribbons for good fortune