“But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.”
~ Vincent van Gogh

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Dearly Neglected

My cat comes in,
miaows in that urgent voice,
then settles by my feet
to wait patiently
until I finish this bit of typing.
I look at my watch and say,
‘Oh, quite right,
you’re overdue for lunch!’
I reach down to pat.
He stretches a paw
and pats me back.
We go together to the kitchen.
He does not reproach me.
What a good cat!


Friday, February 13, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

On the Highway

Three big silver trucks 
pass in parade:
armoured warriors, 
their windscreen visors 
glinting through the rain.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Saying Hello

Preparing for bed, I hear
the small cat noises I'm used to,
brief conversational murmurs
or a soft greeting.

But he's outside
and out of earshot,
my old black cat.

So I know
which little ghost greets me
from her favourite spot
nearby.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sun Jewels on Rainy Day

The rain is so steady and the sky so grey
even my cat doesn’t want to go out,
yet the little yellow Sun Jewels
in the pot on my veranda
still reach, bright and cheery, for the light.