Sunday, 27 February 2011

the first spring sun picks out

Friday, 25 February 2011

outside the mosque
a bed of crocuses

Wednesday, 23 February 2011


tear up the valley,
each asserting leadership and hectoring,

then dropping to the back, up-fronting
once again and repeating ad libitum;

till they alight on cankered horse-chestnuts
to occupy our listening space

with the random polyphony
of a hall full of schoolkids

at Monday-morning assembly
before the Deputy Head strides in

to impose just through presence
some kind of restive order.