Saturday, 30 March 2013

Smashing Words at Smashwords

I have put a short collection of mostly flash pieces on Smashwords.

Around 80 of your British pennies would buy it in any e-book format...

In the Mouth of the Bear

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Solid Rainbow.


 
It always convinces:
at least one end of that rainbow
must land on solid ground.
The Kansas Girl wants to fly over it.
You could follow a leprechaun to one end
and recover a pot of gold,
although it might turn out
a discarded tinker’s pan.

Why not cross the Rainbow Bridge?
Why not pass under its arch?

It never disappoints,
at least one kind of illusion
must persist in memory.
A bluebird is as unlikely,
but you could find happiness in its song,
then discover a gift for love:
and so you might find out
the impossible yields to ‘can’.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

The Goatherd with an Umbrella




It has two buckled rods
but it keeps some rain off
all but his feet
marking time at
ten-to-two,
while brown-pelted goats,
the odd sheep and things
which look like geep or shoats
block a tiny back-street
called Ilusion or maybe
Felicidad, where the cobbles
shine in the rain.