Archive for ‘Kim’

April 21, 2020

Sunshine in Darkness

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Rain and fear had washed away the Sun
Her colours run ragged in the rain
But primroses and daffodils kept
The memory of brightness

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April 11, 2020

Time and the Virus

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Everything has stopped
Except our beating hearts
This fear, anxiety
Dread
To curtail viral spread
Those things by which we
Often measure passing time

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January 25, 2020

Caterpillar dawn

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Caterpillar dawn
creeps across the ocean

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January 23, 2020

Seven Sisters

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Sweet sisters Pleiades
Peer out from their nursery nebula
New baby stars
Half the age of the chalk hills
I live upon

Copyright © 2020 Kim Whysall-Hammond

https://thecheesesellerswife.wordpress.com/2020/01/18/seven-sisters/

January 22, 2020

Bye bye Blackbird

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Last spring the laurel hedge by my window was empty
No chirruping, calling, no rustling of glossy leaves
No fledglings edging off the nest onto twigs and then the adjacent fence
No wobbling and frantic flapping as parents patiently cajole
No triumphant flights to the Rose bushes
Only to tumble to the grass
As the chosen twig was too thin

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January 21, 2020

Too hot, too hot

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Like tracks in the snow
Little lives go
In our melting

Copyright © 2020 Kim Whysall-Hammond

https://thecheesesellerswife.wordpress.com/

December 18, 2019

Winter journey

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Sunset bruised sky

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December 15, 2019

What do I remember first?

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Is it the blackboard where I learnt my ABCs?
The way I tripped over my own feet, scarring my knees?

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October 19, 2019

Melody

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Your notes fly through my innermost existence
talk of longing and love
melody tears at my contentment
what little there is of it

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September 22, 2019

Rain on the Moor

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Here on the moor
Rain closes you down

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September 15, 2019

Granite Moon

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Granite moon
Grey and old

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September 10, 2019

Missing Owl

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Woken by moonlight
Shafting through my curtains

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August 11, 2019

Ghost Ocean

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Waves throw up on the shore
remnants of ocean lives
tangles of plastic
debris from both sides
of a blurring boundary.
Revealing hints of the diversity underneath
and of the death we impose.

Copyright © 2019 Kim Whysall-Hammond

https://thecheesesellerswife.wordpress.com/

 

August 4, 2019

Airport

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Airport bubble
that tinny echo
of voices

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August 3, 2019

My sons tower over me

by The Cheesesellers Wife

My sons tower over me
making me feel like I have shrunk

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August 1, 2019

Atlantida Mar

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Distant splashing, laughing voices
And all around a happy din

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June 16, 2019

Time and the starlet

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Deep in space-time, she awakes
throws off her mantle of gas

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June 6, 2019

Sunday in Spring

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Two fields over, Rooks argue
a raucous parley that
goes on and on and on
while other birds sing prettily

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May 26, 2019

Escape

by The Cheesesellers Wife

A desert enters your soul
hot sun settles deep into bones

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May 6, 2019

Rope

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Droopily rope you now thread through my life

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April 7, 2019

The wilfulness of Apples

by The Cheesesellers Wife

A breeze ripples pinkwhite blossom
stars lean down from space

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February 6, 2019

Cold Sun

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Sharp shadows jag over bare branches
frost nips and tucks

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December 24, 2018

Robin in the fig tree

by The Cheesesellers Wife

What are the words?
Bright, cheery red, bob-bob-bobbing?

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December 22, 2018

Lightly seared on the reality grill

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Lightly seared on the reality grill
falling outside

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November 11, 2018

Sacrifice

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Tucked into a corner of the woods
a handful of graves gleam

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November 4, 2018

Silence

by The Cheesesellers Wife

The hum of insects going about their lives
the faint rustle of a breeze through the nettles

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October 28, 2018

Honeycomb

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Turning slowly above us
lie huge mirrors

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October 21, 2018

Gone

by The Cheesesellers Wife

When it happened, we each thought
that we were the only one.

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