Category Archives: health

Proprietary Rites

PROPRIETARY RITES   These aches, these cruel crucifying pains do not belong to me – today they own me, clamping my lower limbs in their psychotic embrace. Through throbbing knees and tiresome aching hips they pour out scorn on all … Continue reading

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For These Small Mercies (we proffer thanks)

For These Small Mercies (we proffer thanks)   Today, so far at least, is one of gentle shattered-ness; welcome relief from yesterday’s griping pain and aches. An ever present undertow, of generalized discomfort, still leaves the space for a richly … Continue reading

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dis-ease is everywhere – illustrated poem

this poem is straight off the press – one of those rare occasions when the words gave themselves in a relatively short space of time. Expressing my current state of discomfort and dis-ease in some ways enables me to cope … Continue reading

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in the moment

my faithful hound displays that ease of being in the moment – eyes closed and lips aligned into a smile suggesting ecstasy – composure as in a state of bliss – it thrills yet fills me brim full of envy … Continue reading

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and still – the dog walks me (first draft)

legs quivering, like a spluttering candle, I wondered if they would carry me down footpath and bridleways of Piper’s evening walk. I managed,just; then felt relieved to reach the portal of our shared abode. Exhaustion breaks me, the result not … Continue reading

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ACCORDION – Illustrated Poem

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SPIKE and BURDOCK – two illustrated Poems

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