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Cairngorms Bird Song

Posted on June 1, 2017 at 11:22 0 Comments

A mass of granite thrust up

Through the schists and gneiss of lower hills;

Planed down by the ice cap;

Split, shattered and scooped

By frosts, glaciers and the strength of running water.


Its strong flight haunts not precipice, but plateau –

One summer day, your ear catches the plover-like cry –

You pause and watch – no bird is there;

You move softly towards the sound,

And in a moment, one bird, then another,



The Hazards of Dating

Posted on June 1, 2017 at 11:00 0 Comments

If you don't need me,

as much as I want you,

why do I see my hopes


like a hundred prayer flags

on a Himalayan hillside?

Confessions of a Middle Aged Girl

Posted on April 14, 2017 at 15:13 0 Comments

Confessions of a Middle Aged Girl

We met at the retreat,  friends at first. 

Casual conversations, weeding organic vegetables.

Occasional weekenders, just friends.


You were slightly younger, tall, dark, attractive

In an ugly way.  Kind words.  Common sense.

Good hugs, but friends, just friends.


Then one weekend it changed:  or I changed.

Friday as usual, Saturday transition,

Sunday I was…


Gangnam Style Strictly Sonnet

Posted on November 15, 2016 at 14:54 0 Comments

    Gangnam Style Strictly Sonnet

We’re glued to the set every Saturday

To see glamour and glitz, sequins and frills

Athletes, presenters, singer and actors

Strutting and gliding to show off their skills.

Now we know who’ll be going to Blackpool

With the judges and Claudia and Tess

Who’ll be cool?  Who’ll play the fool? Who will rule?

Will their tangos or salsas have finesse?

Craig Revel Horwood is…


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