Monday, 13 May 2013






under the dark moon I stand
embracing the darkness
calling on the queen of night
to give me strength and guide me
as from the deepest shadows of myself
in all its muddy glory
the parts of me i can not face
rise from the murky depths
lurching its way upwards.


she whispers to me.


on the wind.....to tell me

"warrior I am
from the battle I emerge triumphant" *
I feel her dance in the shadows
I breathe in the darkness
and her strength



warrior I will become
and I too will emerge triumphant

* Errol Weiner




Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Day 30


Beltane


As above 
so below
now its time 
For the crone to go
As within 
so without
See the maiden 
Dance about

As above 
so below
round the Beltane fire
we go
As without
So within
Let the summer dance
begin.

King of day
Queen of night
join this day
in union rite






Monday, 29 April 2013

As this poetry month comes to an end
I've been on a journey with a faithful friend
with pen in pocket and book in hand
I wanted you to understand.
These 30 days have given to me
the time to sit, to write, to be free
to wander up where clouds are high,
where eagles sore and dragons fly!
The words I write,
I write for me
but because of friends,
they've been set free

So If you pushed me to do this "chore"
I humbly thank you..and should say so more..

Saturday, 27 April 2013

My class

Today my class when feeling bold
refused to do as they were told
They didn't want to learn today
They only wanted to chat and play.
It didn't matter what I said,
I might as well have banged my head,
against the board or on the wall,
they even talked in assembly hall!!
I saw my arse
I threw a strop
They carried on!
they wouldn't stop!!
In the end  I yelled "ENOUGH!
It's time with you I got all tough!
This constant chatting has to cease
its time you did your work in peace!
If you don't like my brand new rule,
Prehaps you need another school!"
They looked at me, and silence fell,
they'd heard my words, this I could tell.
I looked around from face to face,
did I see respect? nope not a trace..
Instead they grinned from ear to ear
with a smile that  says its that time of year!
The end of term is drawing near
reports are close too I fear!
Assessments too, targets to meet,
no time to play or sleep or eat.

So kids forgive your teachers if they are cross
they only want to please the boss
If the boss is happy, teacher will be too
and THAT can only be good for you!

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Day 26 Full Moon


A hazy moon
fat and round,
shine your blessing 
to the ground
Keep us safe
throughout the night
until we wake
in dawns new light...

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Mr Whalley.........

An Ode to Mr Whalley.....


This ode to Mr Whalley
is to say we do like you by golly,
incredibly handsome you're not
but you do give it all that you've got!
Your literacy lessons though clever
don't make you the wittiest fella.
At maths you are simply divine
allowing your cherubs to shine.
Oh Mr Whalley so smooth and not half dumb
We hope you enjoy your time with us in this insane asylum!



Saturday, 20 April 2013

day 19.... final goodbye



this is a reworking of a  poem I wrote for my mum.  She was my best friend, my strongest allie and my biggest, but kindest critic. She passed over almost 5 years ago but her ashes were buried last December..which is when I wrote this.