Tag: family

Samildánach

Will I have any corn to bring To place on the stone within the ring? Will I have flesh to cut and burn And place inside the bubbling urn? Will I have neeps and spuds and carrots To fill these wide and simmering pots?…

Kin

Ginger hair in duplicate One by choice One by genes In jeans of blue And eyes the same Cool pools of dew That cry ‘I love you’.

Merry Lughnasadh 

Despite the rainy intervals, these gorgeous swifts managed to catch some respite during a sunny spell, drying themselves in Lugh’s light.  I’m spending Lughnasadh, also the time of Lammas and the first harvest, camping with family near a farm in Skipton. We are enjoying…

Another Winter Wonder

As the car was coated in ice both inside and out this morning (yes, thank you whoever left the back window ajar, hmmph), I decided it was time for another Winter Wonder. Do keep your submissions coming; remember my favourite will win a signed…

Flashback

My boy and I, alive in the sun Ready to rumble; ready to run Swords at the ready, stick in each hand Bring on the battle; strike up the band Buses are conquered, long walks are done Park stretches green until the horizon. Sandwiches…

The Pond- for my sister on her birthday.

A day very much like Any other bright And carefree spring day The wind high Likewise the sun Deosil across the cloud streaked sky. We picked the safest path Through rain soaked grass To seek even more water (What is wrong with us!) The…

The Baker

Doughy warmth and rising Yeasty goodness drifting Longingly through the house Luring family back From their endeavours To the kitchen Asking what it is What’s that smell Home and love And dreams of full bellies Time taken, effort, Achievement and completion Some just starting,…