Some say that seven is a lucky number… they must be joking! My seventh season at the helm of Yorkshire County Cricket Club promised so much but ultimately provided so little. We started both white-ball formats well only to finish bottom and when second or at least third place seemed an almost certainty in the […]Cricket Captain 2020 – Season Seven — Silly Point Cricket
Hello! It’s been a bit hectic the past week or so with Open Studios and other bits and pieces, so I’m still working through some highlights from the remaining stages of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire. This piece was from the Women’s race, on the final stage – showing the crowds waving the peloton by. […]
seabird shadows play
across my drawn curtains
a minimalist drama
upon which I intrude
car tyres scrunch by
like slowly tearing paper
gulls’ insistent cries describe
someone sparing food
© copyright David Francis Barker 2011
*The poem was inspired by last winter.
**The illustration this time is a photograph I took at Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire, England, of gannets, which has been manipulated.