Haiku: Blessings

seaport during daytime
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Blessings of each day
The sun rising in the east
I get out of bed

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: Black Coffee


To kick start morning
Dispel last tendrils of sleep
Aromas awake

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Poem ‘Birmingham’

A38 Rubery by-Pass from Whettybridge Road brid...
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In the morning we cooked eggs,
wrapped the blanket around ourselves,
tucking in and staring like zombies
at a dead TV. There was little reason to speak,
to say that food seldom tasted so good.
Birmingham, that first time,
seemed like the bleakest place;
November had fallen cold and hard
and Rubery, the name you couldn’t say,
was depressed and downbeat,
so many shops boarded up
it was like a battle zone.
But there was enough to be grateful for
in that nest of warmth,
watching Saturday’s light rise
and bleach your bedsit walls

poem © copyright df barker 2012

New Poem ‘Morning List’

Morning List

Aromas of snuffed out candles
A new bar of soap
The fix of fresh black coffee
A warm fruit teacake
smothered in melting butter

First sight and smell
of the salty sea

© copyright David Francis Barker 2011