Red Buoy

The seagulls hoverThe waves turn silentThere’s stillness in the airAnticipationPalpitationBuilding everywhere Dogs aren’t barkingKids have stopped cryingThe fast before the feastFrom over the horizonEverybody’s eyes-are-onA quite magnificent beast Pounding ‘long the beachRed buoy as his armourThe crowds stand back in aweThe music getting louderThe sand kicks up like powderWho is he? What’s he for? SpeedingContinue reading “Red Buoy”

The Piano in the Corner – theoretical misgivings

My parents bought a piano for my sister to start having lessons, at around the age of six. I would’ve been around three years old at that time – too young to have lessons, but old enough to be intrigued by the musical piece of furniture in the corner of the room. I began toContinue reading “The Piano in the Corner – theoretical misgivings”

The Piano in the Corner – a preface

On this blog I mainly write about running. Generally personal running challenges or the things that I get up to with the Green Heart Runners, with the occasional poem or song thrown in. This may give an impression that my most important hobby and the activity that defines me most, or that I would mostContinue reading “The Piano in the Corner – a preface”

23.02.21

He’s done. He’s fallen into the abyssHe can’t remember ever feeling quite as low as thisEverything seems pointless, happiness departedCan’t be bothered to complete any task that he has started Getting no enjoyment from any thing that he may doGoing nowhere very fast is all he sees that’s trueDo it well, do it poorly, don’tContinue reading “23.02.21”

An Ode to 2021

Dear next year, it’s new year’s eveAnd I think we need a wordTo think I’m talking to a yearMay at first seem quite absurd But, you see, it’s vitalIn the next year, that we findIt is nothing whatsoeverLike the year we leave behind 2020 really didFall well below the barShocking effort, didn’t tryThe worst ofContinue reading “An Ode to 2021”

Running one thousand miles in 2020

On Sunday 29th November I achieved something I would have considered two years ago – difficult, four years ago – unachievable, and six years ago – impossible and quite frankly daft to even think it. On this day I achieved my aim of running 1,000 miles in a calendar year. As it happens, I completedContinue reading “Running one thousand miles in 2020”

13 December

Hello. Hi there. I’m sorry to disturb you, but..You’ve not seemed yourself for a whileI’m probably just nosey, getting in your way, it’s just..I can’t remember when I last saw you smile Maybe you’ll tell me, and maybe you won’tDoes it matter that I went out of my way?Months ago I noticed, weeks ago IContinue reading “13 December”

Life in the balance

You lie here before meLife in the balance The wonders of scienceThe irresistible will power of natureIn battle Sickness, silence, contemplation, flowersThe occasional bleep from a white machineThis is our new environment A television in the corner of the room But no desire to break the silence What will happen in the next minute, hour, day?What willContinue reading “Life in the balance”