Monday, 29 July 2013

high summer
the yellows and pinks
in the old brick wall

Sunday, 28 July 2013

I cross the river
to the sunny side of the ait—
flowering burdock

Saturday, 27 July 2013

with every breaststroke
her Maori pattern tattoo
dips underwater

Thursday, 25 July 2013

with each day
we disclose more and more
about ourselves—
watching from the office
the rain that ends the drought

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

the long day bookended
by thunderstorms

Monday, 22 July 2013

endless sun
I ponder what 'dench'
is slang for

Sunday, 21 July 2013

sunwaves break upon
the yellowed watermeadow—
a horse rider's bounce

Friday, 19 July 2013

pinkening dusk
across the whitewashed wall
sweet-pea shadows

Thursday, 18 July 2013

heatwave blues...
a cyclist tailgates an ambulance
through the traffic

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

yellow moon
the empty bus
finishes its route
mellow heat
peppering a backing track of vibes
                     the busker's trumpet

Monday, 15 July 2013

the magpie digs its beak
right into the roundabout—
morning swelter

Sunday, 14 July 2013

a rare breeze tickles
the prickly-lettuce heads...
Bastille Day

Saturday, 13 July 2013

blanket heat
a man on the train says
his dog is trained to hurt

Friday, 12 July 2013

in the last knockings
of this summer evening:
still the swifts

Thursday, 11 July 2013

clouding over...
two workmen watch a third
bisect a paving stone

after John Barlow

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

ragwort and mallow—
from beyond the wall
a child's song

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

the washing on the line bone-dry the pinkness of Herb Robert

Monday, 8 July 2013

wilting roses
the aroma of bitumen
setting down the road

Sunday, 7 July 2013

the whole town's in shorts...
a man walking straight ahead
looks ready to kill

Saturday, 6 July 2013

hot sun washes
the walls of the classroom—
end-of-year blues

Friday, 5 July 2013

over the heads of bargain-hunters the tittle-tattle of long-tailed tits

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

a long day's work
the cat's stretch
from shed to fence

Monday, 1 July 2013

a whole load of worry
in the blackbird's flight