January 31, 2021

The Heron

 

When I am old and if all that remains in my heart of us is a heron, stock-still and gazing intently over the water - the sight of which will warm me on a cold winters morning again and again as I know it would you - then all is well that once ended all those years before when we were young. And how, without measure, we hurt each other without resolution. And how, without foresight, come any lake in our lives ahead, the outline of a heron hunched on the horizon would become the enduring sum of all we had shared.
Photo: Zoltan Tasi
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Speeding Car | #CapturedInWords

Speeding Car | #CapturedInWords
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Any Day Now

Any Day Now
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Without Atonement | #CapturedInWords

Without Atonement | #CapturedInWords
Contrition, wails your siren song Like a lighthouse sweeping the shadows A beacon of hope for another  In the darkness of empty w...
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Being You | #CapturedInWords

Being You | #CapturedInWords
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March 08, 2018

1918 | #CapturedInWords

1918 | #CapturedInWords
(Continued from Moon Faces) There were a dozen moons that night. She counted them from the wheelbarrow as George raced them around th...
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March 07, 2018

Intimate Inanimate | #CapturedInWords

Intimate Inanimate | #CapturedInWords
Paint flecks on wrists Thermal fabric cloyed on hips Close to your skin These inanimate things That moved with you Alive, pul...
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February 11, 2018

Brilliantly Blue | #CapturedInWords

Brilliantly Blue | #CapturedInWords
I've known dandy peacocks Strutting, swaggering Blazing brilliantly blue Dancing to conquer Ruffled, enraptured Hens hear...
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January 20, 2018

Boats Look Different | #CapturedInWords

Boats Look Different | #CapturedInWords
You make me want to polish furniture Although dust never slighted me  Buffering the smears away  A shine growing brighter With ...
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January 01, 2018

Grandma's Curtains | #CapturedInWords

Grandma's Curtains | #CapturedInWords
When afternoons were often spent tucked under the blanket with grandma, we would delight in our own ways. She, with aspirin, Cornis...
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December 10, 2017

Moon Faces | #CapturedInWords

Moon Faces | #CapturedInWords
(Carrying on from Milk Moon ) There were a dozen moons that night. She counted them from the wheelbarrow as George raced them aroun...
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August 28, 2017

A Penetrable Whole | #CapturedInWords

A Penetrable Whole | #CapturedInWords
You once said  That man would fuck sand If he could As if to abandon responsibility On behalf of mankind  Or illuminate a sic...
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August 09, 2017

A Note on Photography | Workshops with Carole Poirot

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(The Space at Clapham Studios, Lavender Hill) I recently had the pleasure of attending a photography workshop run by my brilliant frien...
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July 16, 2017

The Gardener's Rose | #CapturedInWords

The Gardener's Rose | #CapturedInWords
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The Jester | #CapturedInWords

The Jester | #CapturedInWords
The gardener, the sailor, the fiddler  Flash the jester None the truthful man  Yet or ever  Just refraction Illuminating my r...
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June 25, 2017

Milk Moon | #CapturedInWords

Milk Moon | #CapturedInWords
Photo by  Noah Silliman  on  Unsplash   I used to write a lot about my grandmother but in recent years I've done so less and le...
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June 24, 2017

The Summer Dawn | #CapturedInWords

The Summer Dawn | #CapturedInWords
A season in time These moments of mine Just me At the waking hour
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April 16, 2017

Of Understanding Men | #CapturedInWords

Of Understanding Men | #CapturedInWords
'You do not understand men.'  You scolded me A final statement  A parting blow  'You do not understand men.' ...
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April 13, 2017

Without Instructions | #CapturedInWords

Without Instructions | #CapturedInWords
I had a dream about you last night In the Carlisle general store Massachusetts  You were the candy bar The cereal Even the to...
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Blankets of Gold | #CapturedInWords

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(The rapeseed fields, Bilting, Kent)  The light came so quickly after the darkness As if it had never been dark at all Soarin...
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