Author Archives: the burrower

HAIKU

  Autumn’s decadence Season’s shadow dancing days Apples litter gardens   Hedgehogs curl away While insects worm in windfalls In rustling corners  

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Shipwreck

She battled through enormous seas Storms nearly brought her to her knees But she sailed on to our delight And every time she won the fight But the weather turned, the skies were black The lightning flared and thunder wracked … Continue reading

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Tail wags dog…

A young woman had knelt to talk to a homeless man outside the Job Centre. She’d bought him a bottle of juice, a sandwich and a ring-pull can of dog food for his ‘best friend’ who lay curled up on … Continue reading

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Right to Roam – Mass trespass of Kinder Scout

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The mass trespass of Kinder Scout, also called the Kinder mass trespass, was an act of wilful trespass by ramblers. It was undertaken at Kinder Scout, in the Peak District of Derbyshire, England, on 24 … Continue reading

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Petrichor

Stale summer meadows under white heat-blasted skies thunder lurks the night Bright daggers slice the darkness drops fall like pennies pavements run with instant floods Smells of new-wet earth raise pungent long gone memory from dust-blocked days  

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Memories…

Kelly’d just finished putting Edna’s shopping away and took her a cup of tea. She’d thought the old lady was asleep by the fire which had burned right down to almost nothing. So she picked up a shovel full of … Continue reading

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The Wannabee…

  Uncle Dave came round for Sunday lunch and he was quite early so Dad was out the back as usual. My Dad likes the garden and he’s out there a lot. Mum always says she has a real job … Continue reading

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Lost Soles

A city tattooed with torrid tags shoes left by bins in torn shopping bags Gutters full of litter spill their load edging each and every road Rough sleepers flip-flopping in the morning Life-dulled eyes with no hope spawning shake night’s … Continue reading

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The Vegetarian Option…

It was late. It’d been a very busy day and Carol Coney, PR to the company secretary had run like a Rocket to get to the Function room and organise the seating plan, and everything else too. Now it was … Continue reading

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Spring Watch

Smart speckled Starlings iridescent brazen bullies of the bird table shout in gabbling, grabbing gangs While sun-bright Goldfinches perform their fluttering fancies above the lawn’s fresh green gems The trees shine newly dressed in brightest garb of spring greenness and … Continue reading

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