Monday 31 October 2011

Matchstick Girl

Matchstick Girl
hear the forest call
The wind moans
around the trees
Under the leaves
the beetles crawl
Matchstick Girl
follow the sound
Around the trees
Under the leaves
Where the shadows fall
across the ground
Matchstick Girl
see the dancing flame
Around the trees
Under the leaves
Higher and higher
The blazing fire
Matchstick Girl
You'll get the blame
It's still the same
old wicked game
Matchstick Girl
that's your name

'Matchstick Girl
she started the fire!'
'Matchstick Girl
she's such a liar!'
'Lock her up till she dies!
She says she hears
the forest's cries!'

Matchstick Girl
It's not your fault
as you cannot fight
the elemental result
of this ancient rite

Matchstick Girl
dry your tears
truly blessed
is she who hears
© Rose

Thursday 27 October 2011

Monday 24 October 2011

Partridges in a Pear Tree

Not exactly partridges in a pear tree but pigeons in the privets.  While these wood pigeons have an early morning feast on the berries it is quite amazing to watch them trying to balance their chubby bodies on the fine branches while choosing the juicyest fruits.

Wednesday 19 October 2011

The Child Minder

Ask no questions
hear no lies
over the cliff as
the crow flies
that's how it all began
her piercing eyes
unnaturally bright
animated - wild almost
in the rear view mirror
Unwinding behind us
the long dusty road
spewed billowing clouds
of red dust in our wake
which seemed to merge
with her ginger tresses
Her thin red lips
slashed across her pale face
whiter still her knuckles
gripping the steering wheel
Familiar landmarks flashed by
I counted the windmills
My stomach wobbled
I bit into my hand
children should be seen not heard
I'll snip off your tongue
and feed it to the birds
children should be seen not heard
Cry Baby
dry your tears
nobody cares
nobody hears
Cry Baby
dry your eyes
no body lives
in the skies
Cry baby
save your prayers
nobody listens
 nobody cares
I counted the danger posts
 red signs
flashed by
The cliff, the cliff
my throat hurt
she mustn't hear
me sobbing
she will be angry
I shut my eyes tight
then even tighter
until I found the white light
The strange silence
folded around me
I felt the wind on my face
I was floating 
light as a feather
Drifting into the eternal silence
until the voices awoke me
the questions
The endless questions
My answers unbelieved
The headlines 
'5 year old girl miraculously
escapes. unscathed, as car plunges
into Duivels Kloof'
The questions
that would shadow me
all my life
because no one believes
in angels
A miraculous escape
that's how it all began
                                                                          © Rose

Friday 14 October 2011

Heart Song

dancing in shadows;
in the craters of the moon
my heart song echoes
© Rose

Tuesday 11 October 2011

In Tarns of Limbo

naked as the moon
we bathe in tarns of limbo
time itself stands still
© Rose

Thursday 6 October 2011

Kiss Me

you're the devil
in disguise
I see the fire
in your eyes
don't tell me lies
just kiss me
I'm no angel
and I want you
but I want to
go to heaven
without dying
so kiss me
© Rose

Wednesday 5 October 2011

Tuesday 4 October 2011


she touches the night
Venus rising in the sky
dare to dream - to love
© Rose

Sorry folks, this is Jupiter with its moons Lo, Ganymede and Europa not Venus as first suggested. My sincere apologies. Sorry Venus :)

Sunday 2 October 2011

Squirrel Pie II

Squirrel and Magpie playing tag in the back yard. They had me in stitches with their antics!
They are so cute these two :)