Haiku: Spell

mountains and clouds outside of an airplane window

Photo by Dan Gold on Pexels.com

Who’s under a spell?
Passengers can never lead
Drive reality

copyright Francis Barker 2019


Days of Innocence and Eternity


Summer is not far away, fickle though it may be in England’s northerly reaches.

To us as children the good days were glorious; down at the beach the sun was our friend, the sea and sand our playmates through the days which would last forever. Eternity was within our reach – then.

In reality nothing much has changed, only our perception of reality.


paintings by Francis Barker

Poem ‘Poor Things’

Poor Things

At some stage or another
we all become poor things

The man who once
pulled trucks and trains for fun

in a gown
and listening to a nurse

image and poem © copyright df barker 2012