within/without

throwing stones into the brook / i noticed the far off lamb sounds, / felt the cold water creep up clothes / my brain told me tales of want…

the dawn chorus

simply, i pushed open the door, / and stood, / vacantly for a moment / until i saw, / in the pre dawn, where the night died / and the day b…
autumn - polstead by uncleblack

considering the end of a friendship

there have been good times, / surely, in between years, / you never gathered the moss, as others did / between your ears. / I courted you a…
each day is a song by uncleblack bluebells II by uncleblack home 1 by uncleblack sam looking glam by uncleblack paws for thought by uncleblack set aside - constitution hill by uncleblack

a promise

You, in the stillness grew / With strong arms, and sturdy heart. / Separated from the others / Your eyes turned toward the stars. / No road…

slow moon

it rises without fanfare / over whitened lands, / anciently. / spooky / isn’t it how it rises? / how our landscape is bent / each nig…
the ride - wolves wood by uncleblack barley by uncleblack dawn and dandelion by uncleblack

in the circle

I wish that I was with you now, / In that circle that grows all around you, / As gentle as moss, / Sweet as a beard of candy floss. / Where…

are you there?

Astride both sides with the sun in my eyes / One foot goes before the other. / Taking everything in my stride / for time will soon recover …

Song collab paper boats

Paper boats song collaboration (new slow version) / Paper boats song collaboration (original YouTube version) / . . . . . . . . . . . . . .…
dollops wood and sneaky sam by uncleblack

a cup

you brought to me a cup / that still had traces of your lips, / and i drank from the same side / and so drank in your kiss. / you gave me o…
irises - garden view by uncleblack

paper heart

My heart began to dry out / And became parchment / In which I wrapped you / Until you slept. / I had never cried / Not the way i cried then…
dawn - constitution hill by uncleblack

if you leave

as the family sleeps / and the room is tight / i watch the tv, light up their faces. / as the family sleeps, / and you want cry, / and then…

cocoon

Everything is silenced now / As the dampness spreads / Its sweet layer over us, / And envelope’s the day in a grey cocoon. / We stare long…
Collaboration with UncleBlack by Maree  Clarkson

he is come

then find your spirit, in unguarded times, / would let the good ones enter in your life. / and in the perfect moments on the mountains we m…
shingle street by uncleblack

dreamer

memory calls and gives rise / to the ways of love, / and the ways of care. / who took my old hands / and rested them on old shoulders? / as…

the sleeping tree

the ground rested and was dressed / by a warm orange light / that sprayed its wishes / over and into the land. / these were not harsh shado…

the cradle

we swang our arms off the moon, / we rocked our sweet lullaby, / the world became oblivious / as the candle guttered,died. / when we learnt…

earthling

All men are doomed to walk this earth alone / We link together by such brittle bonds / I know there will be enough for everyone / I just ha…

sweet nothings

Sweet nothings trickle down my chin, / In a thin stream o f loving, and hoping; / Of denying. / Words like a stream of honey, / Drip, while…

two tracks

one at the left / and one at the right / two tracks / reflected back / into your sight. / you asked me to dream / or, to dream up a dream,…

gift

there was no more fight, / and all that happened / passed over me, / for my stength was gone. / empty as silence. / but when you asked / an…

pact

Come in, there is mischief blowing / I can hear the your heartbeat slowing, / We will rest the night together / All our troubles will get b…

park

Under the still illusion of morning / Crept two mis-matched lovers / Tiny in the ways their little hands touched / And met in a fingered em…
reminder - withermarsh green by uncleblack

son of the soil

There were days, / that corrupted my thinking, / Become another thing, / With untidy / unwelcome wantings, / Surrounded in piles of / unw…

stones II

i collected a few on the way down / and also left some halfway to pick up / on the way back. / sand got everywhere / and left warm abrasion…
the heavy horse by uncleblack the bridge at the ford, polstead by uncleblack

sand babies

Your robes are like sails, I see them / Blow. / Casting faint shadows and lines, that are / Frozen , / moments in time. / Flies. / And hun…

Fifteen Seasons

This humble bit of writing is sorta dedicated to a friend of mine lk, aka les king/uncleblack of treetops records, a poet, singer/songwrit…

rescue

the moorhens chick was lost / another casualty of spring, / and the river birds, as always / continued to sing. / in the border the flag ir…

enchantment

at last the song fades / and my eyes adjust / to the waning rays / of these, our last days. / though truth is unspoken / we both know of it…

big top

‘look at the stars’ / just as the moment passed / when i had been waiting all night to ask, / you said this. / so the frozen tw…

outlook

In my hand, the smoothest stone / Was worn into my palm / From a million tiny glances. / It carries with it, / The essence of life past / A…

the great unseen

we balanced on the edge / the edge we crept up to / preaparing for flight. / and we saw the downwards / and the downwards was all around us…

the occasional glance

unknown by others and the rest / we go our separate ways, / seeking out the quiet assurance / of our lives. / the unwound moments in time /…

millie song

the room stayed silent / 
i couldnt catch you
 / or pull you back into place
 / so we sat there 
tears rolling / tears rolling down my face…

here come the tears

When I was a child / I was afraid I might / Walk into the room / Find you fading / Looked for a sign / Never dared leaving / Look for a sig…

it’s a long walk

Do you have a story to tell? / Then tell me, don’t let the day go / Without knowing the story; / Let me know everything, leave nothing unsa…

the decider

we were all born in this place / amongst the arable corners, / the sand and the sloping shore. / we all grew up here / with tiny working ha…

high places

I have friends who live in high places / who dwell on a higher perch than I / and each day I look up at them / with contented eyes. / some …

cascade

all over and around / the shapes fall / and though our feet never left the ground / we felt flight, / as our bodies emitted code / into spa…

clear air

patted down, the hair rests / unkempt night time turning / leads the dawn into the day / where all creatures live. / some retire as i rise …

steps

it is a fragrant wind that is meeting me / when i step outside. / rich and soft, / this is a living breath. / scattered around are the late…
spring goose by uncleblack the ford  by uncleblack

the courage to kill

The autumn light is bathing you beneath the sullen tree / The light beyond your swollen eyes is all I can see / Is it right to be the one t…

june came

In the kitchen the warm smells / Bring keen thoughts / And the morning yells / To be heard above it all. / ‘Come to the door / This day i …

faith

It is happening; / Outside the window wind is bracing. / Facing outwards, I am only a ribbon / A particle stream / Alive, drifting, and uns…

secrets of birds

we came to the point of seperation / where our hearts and minds / drew weary blanks in the conversation. / the journey had been quiet / tir…

from the days of my life in the pond

From the days of my life in the pond / I remember quite clearly / The filtering light, / I remember the incoming stones / And the froth / A…

up

In places the edge was almost worn away, / The frayed tufts of grass / Nodded and dipped in the breeze. / In the mornings the dew hung off …

goodnight mr moon

I remember ‘when rabbit screams’ / And that October you were all and everything / In floods of tears when I awoke / A ghost of the boy and …

the snow goose

Slow journey home, / Slow bends in the ocean, / You go. / Over the fields, / This mute family / Saying to me / Something finally. / All eye…

formation

i watched the geese arrive / in formation, / from their distant lives / into mine. / i watched the cuckoo cry, / from tree to tree / he fli…

time to go

the fledglings are up, / tiny and approved by life / to go / meet all the world. / the ogres have failed, / cosmic dalliances failed, / ev…

the corn

and so time has come / that your heads now carry enough weight / to nod gently in the early June breeze. / in silent prayer / or calm accep…

the sweep

i hear the fairground sounds / and can feel my finger wiping words into the windows. / i remember how your warm breathing / blotted out the…

gold

In my mind, I believed, / That if I scraped back enough of the seam / Eventually / I would reach home, and that there / I would find just a…

these hands

these hands of mine seek out the shapes / and textures ,that will / lead me on. / running them across the backs, / blinkered, and with time…

billy sanders

But I don’t want to go, / As I get out on the track. / I don’t want to face up to this / Now I stand at this place. / What was the time / W…

divided

I was a sceptic, / About another, future, life. / But tonight, / when I try, / I can’t imagine your voice. / So I hope, / That I might be h…

only we will ever know

nobody dared to move / as the weather closed in again. / all the long months had passed without notice / and the future seemed tied up in d…

walk

I could walk these lanes untroubled / For each day that remains of this life, / And let my feet feel the ruts and grooves / Until all I am,…

beautiful times

The swings are moving on their own in the breeze / I am sending letters to people I do not know / The daffodils have grown, in regiments a…

fireflies

I know how to tell you things, / I know, that you need to hear, / The long walk down to the longest drive / I watch you go by. / Deep shado…

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