Showing posts from January, 2020


A couple of days ago I was watching “James May Our Man in Japan” on TV. He talked about Haikus.  I have not written a Haiku before so I thought I would have a go. And I wrote six! Living with ADHD these short poems are ideal! I can just about keep my attention until I finish it!!Haiku

Today another run Wind and rain falling down Leave the trainers off Trees sparkle in sun Breaking the winter gloom Till shadows descend Heart beating so fast Pavement travels under foot Hoping that I last Sculpture in the park Adorning every nook and cranny Waiting to be found A cup of Yorkshire tea Nowt as good that can be found Especially with cake! Twenty twenty’s here Time to bring in some change Pray it will remain

The Masterpiece

Yesterday we went to The Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield. Spending time looking at paintings by David Hockney and Alan Davie inspired me to write the following poem written from the point of view of the painting itself...The Masterpiece

Hanging patiently revelling in my gloriousnessWaiting for glances offered in my directionI exist to amuse, to confuse, to spark conversationTo extract opinion from those who knowTo entice a reaction from those who don’tThere are those who pass with a cursory glanceThere are those who stand engrossed in a tranceI speak in silence about sexuality about humanity About insanity, immortality, immorality and brutalityI speak volumes about my creatorTransmitting their emotions with every brushstrokeWith every choice of colour palette With far reaching composition and texture. Exposing their inner most thoughts, beliefs and ideas to live forever on canvass.