Haiku: ‘Sentinel Tales’

Standing sentinel
With a given narrative
Who would believe it?

Copyright Francis Barker 2020


Silent Sunday — Eliza Waters (Reblog)

Silent Sunday — Eliza Waters

Poem: ‘Trick & No Treat’

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It’s been trick or treat all year,
though no one’s been to my door.
News is a petulant child
running loose on the airwaves,
heavy on the trick,
sparse on the treat;
scare stories to chill the hearts
of the most level minded souls.
My curtains remain open,
I’m just willing them to knock,
though I cannot pass out candy.
This year have my TV,
a year’s subscription if you life —
so long as you take it away.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Runaway (Poem)

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Footprints along the strand
stretching off to nowhere

A beach all my own
save for curious gulls

eyeing from Hesperides’ skies.
Kernow was never so lush

or windswept; are they bells
pealing on the breeze, like

lost Lyonesse beckoning
to this broken soul?

Maybe heartless time is melting,
melding; I run and run

into the gelid ocean, the two
once twain — now consumed

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Getting to Know You – What’s Your Sign? — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine (Reblog)

Originally posted on Jessica Bakkers: We start to get to know one another pretty well here in our little community. We share stories that come from the heart, putting our purest, deepest selves down on “paper”. But there are probably some basic things about each other that we?don’t?know – the sorts of things we’d probably…

Getting to Know You – What’s Your Sign? — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

*Zodiac colouring book — would I find it relaxing?

Stop Minding Your Own Business — Meditations in Motion (Reblog)

My husband and I slept in one day last week. Bill likes to have a cup of coffee before our run, so we didn’t get out the door until after 9:00, much later than we usually go. We had a nice run, then came home to hot showers and a leisurely brunch. I couldn’t help […]

Stop Minding Your Own Business — Meditations in Motion

*Leather bibles are nice.

Haiku: ‘Nature’s Recycling’

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Patterns of nature
Accepting recycled life
Change is beautiful

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: ‘Cold Winds’

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Blow cold winds of truth
The new dawn cannot be stopped
Open eyes will see

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: ‘Voting’

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X marking the spot
Crosshairs homing in on you
Muzzles of silence

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: ‘Arctic Visitors’

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Skeins from far away
Where tundra has turned to snow
Welcome visitors

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Death or birth—choose — Jane Dougherty Writes (Reblog)

The message of the Oracle today was unexpected. I would say she has en election on her mind. Bald as death in the eggspilling dark honey into the light mist-paleare those bitter words (not truth)driven by ambition and greed. You would deny the music of the moonthe singing of the starsclaim the sky rains stonesand […]

Death or birth—choose — Jane Dougherty Writes