Tag: quadrille

Fair Game

A Dorset lad, just fifteen yearsLoads double-gun for squire’s shoot.Father’s battle-line of beatersCrash through brush in wild pursuitOf partridge in their coven. FlushedTo flight on whirring wings, mutedBy cannonade, the boy’s cry, stepping out Half-blinded by the shot. Notes:My great-grandfather was double gunner for… Continue Reading “Fair Game”

Merlin

Mighty the Wizard/ Who found me at sunrise  Sleeping, and woke me/ And learn’d me Magic! Merlin and the Gleam ~ Tennyson You ascribed it to allureyet you it was who lured usover bold, bare mountains with phantasyand promises of spellbound visionsI, bewitched by… Continue Reading “Merlin”

Outlook

A stray bare branchraps against teary, dreary panesI tap the barometer rain-no-change its outlookI’m looking out, a stir-crazy ladygardener stuck in an indoor mire mired in mud, daffodilshave raised swathes of souffle-lemonI’ve a taste of things to come Joining De in her 44 word… Continue Reading “Outlook”