The Long Night

For two evenings the sky had been full of coruscating lights, green yellow purple coming in waves flapping and drifting…

Wintery

  And so the winter comes on small wet feet smelling of woodfires and wet dogs cardigans and dripping trees…

How Black is Black?

There is tottering tripping slipping skidding sliding slithering stumbling slewing spilling there is tumbling tossing plummeting plunging plopping pitching dipping…

The Funeral of the Bees

The Funeral of the Bees   In tiny caves under the eaves dark bees mass in a dense cotillion head…

The Reluctant Vegetarian 2

Sandwiches. Think bush walk, ants, snakes then think safe clean beach, think young dog, small children, great expanses of white…

The Reluctant Vegetarian

Incrementally, I have become vegetarian not by any particular virtuous route but because of a selfish one, I’d like to…

The White Mandevilla

On the road a rose bush grows with blooms big as a babies’ head it invades the air with imperial…

Anglesea

Anglesea ‘For Victor’   Too late to the beach with the scalding eye glaring down from its zenith searing the…