Robert Louis Stevenson

The Lamplighter My tea is nearly ready and the sun has left the sky; It’s time to take the window to see Leerie going by; For every night at teatime and before you take your seat, With lantern and with ladder he comes posting up the street. Now Tom would be a driver and Maria […]

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Brown Brogue Leather Shoes

My dad was John Wayne to me Looking up, he was quarter of an inch short of six foot. Something he was very proud of. He took us to school Cried at my wedding and fell out of a plum tree when my son was born. Working with farmers he wore green wool worsted trousers […]

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Summer evening

August I listen and hear birds settling down to sleep, dry leaves rustling in an evening breeze, dogs barking and a motorbike driving away into the distance. One late bee rushes past to bed I see the sky changing to night and lights going on indoors and smell the earth, summer flowers and faintly – […]

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Spirit You may have stashed away your spirit in a dark corner of a dark cupboard in a dark room in a dark house on a dark street in a dark town (on a dark night) because… so many different reasons probably because it hurt but somewhere – it is still lying there sparkling, waiting, […]

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Sunrise –

Sunrise Woke with unknown expectation and pushed the window ajar. my cat arrived and with excitement we listened to the chorus of birdsong exploding outside and felt the cool air I know if i could see beyond the trees i could see the sunrise and it would be very beautiful but through the trees i […]

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