Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Small stones - January 31

Moon Glow

A halo of cold
Surrounds the

The Chin of the moon

SMall stones - January 30

Golden Buttercup

A golden sun
Shining alone

Among grass
Long gone green

A solar explosion
Of butter

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Small stones - January 29

No home for a house mouse

A frozen and slow mouse
Limping across frosted flakes on leaves
No looking back now
So far from its home
Babies await safe delivery
No longer beneath the sofa
A margarine carton provided safe passage
To a world outside
No home for a house mouse

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Small stones - January 28

Morning Cereal

Frosted flakes

Making a sugar crunch
Every step

Morning before

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Maidendale Map sketch

Here is the first sketch for a large aerial illustration I am doing for a client. I will be posting a progress as I put paint on and more detail ..... lots to do yet!!

Small Stones - January 26

Horses (to Patti Smith)

Leather sides rippling under the touch
Coiled spring waiting to act
Deep as a well
Deep as hell
Touching, touching, touching
Rippling, rippling, rippling
Stillness expressed through strength

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Small stones - January 25

View through a window

Still Life
A blank canvas
The world awaits

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Small stones - January 24

Still Life

It has rained
And droplets await
Hanging limp from
From boughs that break
Under the weight of
A world of problems
We make

Monday, 23 January 2012

Small Stones - January 23

Bare Trees

Bare trees
Soaking up sunlight

Warming the rough bark
Fulfilling the

Small Stones - January 22

Heron's Flight

Heron's Flight
Ghosting over
Black and still

A river sleeps
At low tide
Waiting for the
on rush
of a full and
Glowing moon

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Small Stones - January 21

Lapwings on Blue

Lapwings flight
Wings collecting sunlight
On wings that flap
Black and white
a mono world
Against a screen
Of blue

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Writing Our Way Home blog: The River: Seeking to see things more clearly by D...

Writing Our Way Home blog: The River: Seeking to see things more clearly by D...: This post is part of the River of Stones guest post series , our mindful writing challenge. Properly notice one thing each day, and wr...

Small Stones - January 20

Washed up

Washed up jewel
of the sea

A Jelly once

Reflecting a low shining sun

Sinking below the sea

Friday, 20 January 2012

Small Stones - January 19

Ferry from Mull

A ferry journey in the dark
Has it left yet?

Small stones - January 18

An old man told me ...

Cairns cover fallen heroes
A made up story to stop a road
The heroes won this time

Small Stones - January 17

An ancient walk

The Knee Well
The Eye Well
Invite me to
Climb the hill
Old age protectionism

Small stones - January 16

Switching off

Houses huddled
And dark
People frozen in
A power cut
Waiting for the switch
A spark of life

Small stones - January 15

Thoughts of Granite

A seat of stone
Carved in granite
Should I sit on
Something so old?

Small Stones - January 14

Bending with the blows

Trees that live
Through storms
Know when to

Small Stones - January 13

Tropical Cold

A tropical place
Of great cold and ancient stories
White caps chasing wind
The sun can wait