Archive for November, 2011

Ann is 48 today

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

48, that’s progress, one on from 47 but a little while away from five oh
48, that’s symmetry, four be two be four
48, that’s unimaginably old, if you’re ten
the wisdom of 48 years accumulates, steadily
48, 48, 48, 48, 48, 48, 48, 48, 48, 48 said ten times quickly
means nothing really though add in a tune and 48 bars
and hopefully we find you on song for your 48th birthday


Friday, November 18th, 2011

XI love peace, but see the necessity in war;
And believe in equality, yet make excuses for greed.

Drifting into November

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

We have drifted into November like leaves blown gently against a hedge. A climbing rose clings stubbornly pink to the archway in the back garden but there is little left to cover the gangly apple visible through the curved frame. It is a peaceful time. The belly is full.