Poem From A Picture: ‘Little Things’

Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire, England

I’m sorry for my impatience,
for forgetting what is important.
The simple things
of being and sharing together.
A drink, a nice meal
and a smile across the table,
waking up and saying goodnight
and all the rest in between.
I am grateful for the day,
the little things making
the world of me and you
go round

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Daily Haiku: Peace

beautiful beauty blue bright
Photo by James Wheeler on Pexels.com

There’s peace in each step
A light for each darkened room
Love in our passing

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Poem: Your House

I’d arrived there at noon
stunned by the view
from your window,
that vast sweep of shoreline.
I had earl grey tea, some carrot cake;
you made do with strong coffee.
You said we should talk, walk,
try to mimic the clockwork sanderlings,
laugh at comic turnstones,
all busy birds of the beach

I hadn’t realised
how far we’d walked.
The polar wind which swept us along
brought stinging tears to my eyes,
though little could detract
from the sight of your house
standing steadfast against the shore;
nothing except for the florid face
all cheeky smiles and winks,
that prodding finger in my side

copyright Francis Barker 2012