Sunday, 17 August 2014

To Brother Isle

                                                           Yell Sound, Shetland, 2014, by R.A.D. Stainforth 

you hold me as we round
rough edged and storm bound
warm in guernseys knitted 
by old crones
dripping  emotions like sea-spray
coloured indigo and paynes gray
we blend into the heather scented hills
of August
dusted purple and hiding grouse
flushed out
their cry startles the world still
cloud banks jumble winds
and porpoises follow on a racing tide
you hold me as we round
the coast to Brother Isle
push the soaked tendrils of hair
from my eyes
we watch gannets dive
thudding south spearing game
as they scream
you kiss my eyes free of salt
as i bury my fear in your neck
and pray for journeys end.


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Sunday, 10 August 2014

red line

Keith Haring

surrounded by the red line
our dance macabre excites
demons and devils
volatile debris builds up
suffocating hopes
laying  waste to heartfelt dreams
crushed yearnings 
and inclinations
fall discarded.

KD 10/8/14

Sunday, 3 August 2014


Liz Taylor on the set of Giant by Frank Worth

your gaze
whips up a sandstorm
my emotions curl
and spin uncontrollably west
into the blue sky stratosphere
of longing and desire
my mind turns to cold and ice and unruly bad behaviour
while the heat of grit burns
brands in my skin.

KD  3/8/14
 (copyrighted material)

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Sunday, 27 July 2014

red comet

you gaze
long lidded and aquiline
a blush of gold
shimmers o'er you
my heart beats faster
your gaze holds mine
through eons of time
lost kingdoms and dust
lie between us
frankincense fills the air
long trapped in pillars of stone
sand filtered
piles up around us
the sun and moon aline
as the red comet flies overhead.


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Sunday, 20 July 2014

fallen oranges

brown paper bags
leaning tower style
straw, blue and logan
out front
bursting punnets stain
ripe scent rising
to entice.

storeroom racks
fusty and mildewed
hold  last years onions
and finger sprouting potatoes
ready to go on special
the mice depart for dark corners
darting eyes watching 
for fallen spoils

the saturday girl
 in the red checked apron
polishes and re-arranges 
dreaming of tonight's dance
juggling the possibilities
of this over that
when the shop door slams
the oranges scatter and bounce
to the four corners.

KD 20/7/14

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014


run with me
up tattered tapestry steps
your hand in mine
footprints edge the dust
sighs and creaks
of wood and limbs
breathless counting 
jump two at a time
in our rush


Sunday, 29 June 2014


a game of patience 1937 by meredith frampton

shuffle the deck
slip slide down
within a salt scattered circle
carefully placed bloodstone
then tigers eye
set the tone
through the air of stale smoke
embassy blue
and crunching mints
my future turns
and tilts
with the emperor
the fool and the three of cups
daylight fades to shimmer
the knave of wands and temperance arrive
i throw the salt over my shoulder
before the devil and the ten of swords
gatecrash the pack
darkness descends to a single candle
i shun the tower and hermit
rose and geranium filter through the window
willingly i embrace the moon and stars
my patience rewarded.

29/6/14 KD
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