Poetry

I have written five books of poetry which  you can view and download here.

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AWARENESS (2014)

AWARENESS

Being,
Present:
Open
Awareness
Without imposition,
Listening
To this consciousness
Becoming
From connection,
This reflection
Of without, within.
Whole
Not separate,
A rhythm
Of dancing
That is Life.

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TEMPORALITY (2011)

TEMPORALITY

In this forest
I begin to comprehend time,
Caught between present and eternity
And ancient memory.
The murmur of the stream
Framing eternity
In moment
The whisper of breeze
Vibrating leaves
Giving form to light
To the delight of birds.

Temporal and timeless,
The presence of centuries
And seconds
Now beckon
Across memories
Beyond the dreams of men
A context of eternity,
Passage and renewal.

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PERSPECTIVES (2006)

BUMBLEBEE

The Bumblebee refuses to believe
It cannot fly.
It will not be argued out of the sky
By the laughter of birds;
To itself it murmurs
“Gravity is a heaviness in the heart of man;
What I am
Needs no explanation,
Language brings limitation.
All debate and description
Is but a circumscription.
That cannot contain the universe”.

The humble bee;
This anomaly,
Catches a breath of breeze,
Buzzes happily
And Flies
High,
God’s lesson for all
Who wish to see…

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BEYOND ME (1999)

BEYOND ME

Beyond me
Tenderness,
Love
Like hope
In Spring’s first sunshine
Lighting both dust and bud
Both fragile with time
And full
As a heart
Remembering.
Life,
Love
For the sharing
Like scent
Upon the softest breeze
Enfolding
That hope upon joy
Like birdsong
Forgiving.
Now
Love,
For the giving
Like flowers
Painting the world
Unthinking
Just loving.

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LOVE, ABSTRACTION AND OTHER SPECULATIONS (1970-1993)

WEAVERS

A thousand tiny intonations
Criss-crossing in pastel shades
To make up this delicate pattern;
Moods and feelings
Interpreted, understood
And misunderstood.
Each word perfects
Or destroys a pattern-
It is our lot
To weave continuously,
Trying ceaselessly
To complete a design-

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The Poetry Book Design:

I have now completed five books of poetry: the design of each one based on different size, proportions, margins and text blocks that make reference to Medieval and Renaissance design and musical interval scales (musical scales reflected in proportions).

Once designed, I print the books at home and have them bound by a local craftsman in Montreux (‘La Reliure des Planches’).

I make the .pdf versions available on my site but for me the physical object is of central importance with the design being a fundamental part of the expression.

The Poetry Books

The Poetry Books

Original Ideas, words and Images