Turquoise Tortoise

A Tortoise has 13 large patterned squares in the centre for the thirteen full moons of the year. There are twenty-eight smaller squares around the perimeter of shell, representing twenty-eight days of each lunar month. 28 days = 4 weeks 4 weeks= 1 lunar month 12 months = 52 weeks 52 weeks divided by 4 … More Turquoise Tortoise


In my sisters house, I wake to the sound of english things. How peaceful life seems, as if time has gone backwards, and the mania of the 21st century spiralling out of control, just a dream. The world has settled into normal orbit. I give thanks.   ‘Supposing a tree fell down when you were underneath it? Supposing … More Nostalgia

Ruairi In a warm air breeze, the spoon mobile tinkles. Ruairi drinks from rain-water puddles. On the beach, a heron, in sea-drenched Tai ‘chi pose. There is sand on Ruairi’s nose. Clouds dash. Swallows dive. Wind gathers leaves. Ruairi follows the scent before sleep. In the dark filled quiet of the star shining night, the falling comes, in a dream-filled deep.