Friday, 31 December 2010

Such a Grey Day!

Sky Watch Post

through the mist
a starling still sings
bare branches

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Monday, 27 December 2010

Tiny Jewels

ragged thorns
penetrate skin
dew and tears
tiny jewels
imbued with
clenched fists
tighten round
the roses
while pain
the blur
of spiralling
© Rose

Friday, 24 December 2010

Happy Christmas

i wish you good cheer
Christmas comes but once a year
don't lose your baubles

Thursday, 23 December 2010


he bears his passion
to the winds who sow
the smouldering embers
embedding their spores
into celestial wombs

in the wake of his fervour
lustrous constellations
are born
bearing witness
to love

© Rose

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Tainted Sky

i guess
there will be
no tears
in heaven
a moon
© Rose 

These shots were taken on the 19th December 2010.  I was enthralled by the colour of the clouds as they passed over the moon.

Saturday, 18 December 2010


ravenous starlings
descend to devour bread
still feeding the birds

And after the snow we were rewarded with this lovely sunset - quite unexpectedly ....

After such a strange day I wasn't surprised to see the moon snagged in a tree.

Friday, 17 December 2010


Snow on oak leaves.

Poor crow - not looking very happy at all!

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Why Cry

the sun spills
blood red
across the sky
dying to live
living to die
you mourn the dawn
you curse the morrow
forget your scorn
forget your sorrow
I'll cry you a rainbow
dying to live
living to die
why cry
© Rose

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Sky Watch

These photos were taken in August the last month of summer 2010.  A beautiful rainbow stretching across the sky over the roof tops with the smell of rain and earth on the breeze

and a wood pigeon enjoying the view

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Friday, 10 December 2010

The Haunting

haunting lullaby
the hand that rocks the cradle
the wind in the eaves
© Rose
This photo was taken through the window of what used to be the servants quarters of a castle in Scotland. The castle has  been turned into an hotel and is a pretty scary place to spend the night!  Enlarge the photo to see the cradle properly it sent chills down my spine!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Sky Watch

The Cornish Coast
This photo was taken in the last month of spring 2010  hence the pretty flowers in the foreground and the clear blue skies with just a wisp of cloud. 

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point of no return
save me from the things I want
we give what we need
© Rose

Monday, 6 December 2010

Wishing Well

wishing well
kiss and tell
drop a penny in
there it lies
close your eyes
make a wish for him
© Rose

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Bare Bones

carcass of wrought iron
rising out from the ocean
burned out skeleton
© Rose

Brighton Pier taken from the beach.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

You Said...

the sun was shining in our eyes
you said 'everything will be alright you'll see'
we built castles in the sand until the tide came
and took them away
you said 'everything will  be ok'
we built castles in the sky until the sun set
at the end of the day
you said 'everything is gonna be alright'
we lay and watched the stars until the clouds came
and danced in the rain
you said 'everything will be alright'
Yet we knew nothing would be the same
© Rose

Friday, 3 December 2010


a hungry jackdaw
pale blue eyes watered down skies
smell of fish and chips
© Rose

Thursday, 2 December 2010

November Moon

This photo was taken mid November just before 4pm when the moon was rising.

a pearl moon rises
climbing up between the trees
daylight is fading
© Rose

Wednesday, 1 December 2010


daylight is fading
laughing seagulls homeward bound
waves of wind swept clouds
© Rose

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Tuesday, 30 November 2010


foot prints in the snow
a light flurry of feathers
hungry wood pigeons
© Rose

Monday, 29 November 2010


pretty daffodils
a sight to warm any heart
barrel of sunshine
© Rose

Thursday, 25 November 2010


of water
© Rose

Wednesday, 24 November 2010


Mallaig, Scotland, in the early afternoon.

Mallaig, Scotland in the early evening

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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

The Keepsake

he still keeps the glass
with her lipstick on
her lips
soft as petals
he still buys her roses
to keep
her wine sweet
so many
© Rose

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Why the Moon Grows Dark

with gossamer thread
faceless angles
harness the moon
harvesting moonbeams
to string their harps
© Rose

Thursday, 18 November 2010


the absence of sound
fear the silent predator
the tacit peril
© Rose

Wednesday, 17 November 2010


let the moon guide you
fly away to the old world
to your ancient roots
© Rose


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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

The phantom caller

 great spotted woodpecker
chipping at the bark
foraging for grubs
tap-tapping away
the phantom caller
© Rose

Monday, 15 November 2010

Unsung Melody

my love for you is
an unsung melody
the birth of a butterfly
the rising moon
the dark before dawn
can you hear the silence
of love's beautiful song
© Rose

Sunday, 14 November 2010


social butterfly
escape from the madding crowd
birds of a feather
© Rose

Saturday, 13 November 2010


psychedelic noise
bright lights clutter the night sky
the smell of sulphur
                                                                         © Rose

Friday, 12 November 2010


i search for my soul
but find only illusions
fragments of my dreams
© Rose

Thursday, 11 November 2010


flying in blue skies
afloat on brown silt lagoons
drowned in orange sauce
© Rose                                                                       

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Mistle Thrush (Stormcock)

the great defender
of cotoneaster berries
singing in the wind
© Rose