Haiku: Perception

man holding shovel
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Look behind the scenes
Dig deep below the surface
Diamond in the rough

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: Spell

mountains and clouds outside of an airplane window
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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