Saturday, 12 November 2011


'I SIT ON THE WALL' From Visual Counterpoint

I sit on the wall and see
The miracle of the day,
I sit on the wall and watch
Wild horses enter the bay,
I sit on the wall and maybe
The old fisherman will come my way,
With tales from the open sea,
And love for everything free.

'A LOVE FOR EVERYTHING FREE' From Visual Counterpoint

Chamaemulum nobile

From Visual Counterpoint

Like Earth apple,
Scent as a pick-me-up,
Growing in the hole in my mind,

The photograph was taken on a road from Stromness, Orkney, where wild Camomile plants grow.

Friday, 11 November 2011

On the Banks of Green Willow

'AFTER THE RAIN' From Visual Counterpoint

Rain, sun’s rays fall
To warm the heart again,
Those who love butter will then say,
Yes, please.

The title is borrowed from music composed by George Butterworth who tragically died in the Battle of the Somme, World War I.
Let us never forget.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

'FURNACE' From Visual Counterpoint

Fire burn,
Furnace intense
Meltdown nails and barbed wire
Fashion brand new shoes for four feet
Walk on.
New dance steps learned for the journey
Home never felt so good

One fine Day
From Visual Counterpoint
Forget; forget the blood, tears and sweat

From Visual Counterpoint

Don’t bury ugly memories,
The pain will return,
As surely as a dandelion,
Think of beauty and light the flame
Burn the root and add the ash
To compost spread
Over newly ploughed earth.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

'NO REPLACEMENT AVAILABLE' From Visual Counterpoint

Old gate gone west,
No replacement for sale,
Lifeline thrown and returned,
Support stands firm,
Knot tied.

'KNOT TIED' From Visual Counterpoint

Saturday, 5 November 2011

'ECHOES' From Visual Counterpoint

Tumble over,
Echoes lie at my feet,
Common mistakes,
'WATCH AND WAIT' From Visual Counterpoint

In sand
Words for water,


Waves wipe
The tears away.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

The Shadow of a Mountain

'TALL AND STRAIGHT' From Visual Counterpoint

In the shadow of a mountain,
Tall trees grow,
As if the ground itself lifts them up,
So they share the sunlight.

In the shadow of a mountain,
Eagles learn to fly,
As if the air itself lifts them up,
So they share the sky.

In the shadow of a mountain,
Lies the earth’s spirit,
As if sleeping at the foot of a giant,
So she shares her dreams.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Time Out

'KISS'' From Visual Counterpoint

If I ruled the world,
I’d stop it...
...and get off.

Be Careful What You Wish For

'THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY' From Visual Counterpoint

Do not fear death,
But do not wish for it either,
For such a desire will blind and deafen you,
To the beauty in this world,
That is the celebration of life.

I have chosen an old photograph taken at Delamere Forest to accompany this song, as I think it shows the beauty of nature in the face of adversity - the greatest test.