Saturday, 2 October 2010

2011 ripplestone garden UK calendar available now...

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Each month features my favourite photos from the last five years in the garden, click on button above for more information.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

National Poetry Day '10

(National Poetry Day will fall on Thurs 7th October this year.
The theme is 'Home'.
Visit the organiser's website here.)


Planet Home

Rarely call it home
No other place I'd rather be though
Despite the terrible weather
And the endless fighting
(We do all fight a lot)
The feeling that we could all do with a bit more room
I love its noisy, messy, chaos
It's lived-in feel
I belong here and nowhere else
And yet I rarely call it home

If I step outside for a moment
To view it with a dispassionate eye
And try and distil its essence
Into a word
I find I am so gobsmacked by the beauty
Of this small blue-green planet
All words fail me, except one
Not Earth, nor world
But home
Planet Home

Rarely call it home
No other place I'd rather be though