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Window Haiku

Its been a long week here in the Chesham Vale. Temperatures rose and fell again leaving the end of the week cold and wet. For some time now I’ve been posting on a local Facebook group to try and raise people’s awareness of each. Spreading notions of happiness and positivity. This morning when I woke, I found myself mulling over a notion in my head, which eventually turned into a Haiku. I hope you like it and I hope it might help you to understand how bringing all the small things in life together will make your lives bigger.

Window Haiku

The Pale Horizon Beyond the Darkness

pale horizon

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In need of some feedback here. I have two versions of difference. The first used a very cartoon-like thought bubble. The more I looked at it over the course of the day and the photographs I used, the more I felt I hadn’t done justice to the brick. So I produced a more formal image. Feedback and let me know which one you prefer.

Difference II

leaf on the wind

See other images stacked in the cupboard in Poetry Jars


Mending Moments

mending moments

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The Mirror on Your Back.

Shh! Turn around…

spinning man

The poems buzz and rattle in the wires, so much I’ve had to encase them in images to quiet them and hold them still. Now they stand in jars stacked neatly in the gallery. Open them and take a sniff, dip your finger and taste them if you dare. But when you are done, make sure you replace the lid. They will spill and stain if you leave them open.

ode to fustat

uncertain moon

air and the the water

the only question

dream within a dream

Between the shadow and the soul

Here in the pit


Moon of Barduk

retreat of winter


truth and symmetry

pale horizon

A perfect flaw


the beach

Sky Knowledge

Doubting the Dawn

tick of the night watch

Words of Sand

music makers




SignalThe following Images were produced to accompany a short story called The Signal of the Second Spring. You can read the full story HERE or click on the images to view them all.

The Universe

The Sun

The Air

The Earth

An Idea

The Book

The City

An Army

A King


The Tick of the Night Watch

tick of the night watch

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The Pale Horizon Beyond the Darkness

pale horizon

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Another story from 2011. How far would you go for even a remote possibility of a dream coming true?


We rested for a moment. He lowered his elderly frame onto one of the many boulders that lay around us and he slowly removed first one and then the other sandal. Placing his hands on his knees, he raised his gaze to the hot midday sun and tried to slow his breathing. I offered him water one more time but as before he smiled at me without answering in that disconcerting way that made me wonder if he truly understood.

He was 87. He had told me many times the night before. He told me how he had travelled with the cattle trains across the delta straights, ridden the post barge up river to the city, how fever had taken him at the Tiger Foot Inn during the monsoon. His convalescence caused a great commotion amongst the missionaries, happy to have a new soul the save. He stayed through the winter and worked…

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Dream Within a Dream

dream within a dream

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Between the Shadow and the Soul.

pablo neruda

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