Things I Have Seen Today
The sun rising on a frosty field.
Tears running down a small child's face.
A dusting of snow on old slate rooves.
Swirling snowflakes showing the shapes of the wind.
Yellow headlights on a foggy grey road.
Black tarmac turned unexpectedly white.
A distant blue sky and sunlit plains shining beyond the heavy spotted veil of snowflakes which shrouded the misty heights and sheep-clad hills around me.
A sleek silver express train.
Laughing children on a big school bus.
Two white-haired old ladies in a small red car.
Crows circling above the bare black branches of a winter tree etched against the clear sharp blue of an evening sky.
A golden hill and a shadowy valley.
Calm reflections on a glassy reservoir.
Long-horned cattle with shaggy coats and muted hues grazing in the mist.
A pale evening sun polishing the white dusted bluff of Combs Moss in the distance.
A girl on a pony, a man with a dog.
A smile lighting up a small child's face.
The light going down on a still frozen field.
Things I Have Felt Today
A small child's hand in mine.
The strong hug of spindly young arms.
The energy of yoga.
The warmth of friendship.
Good food in my tummy.
The peace of solitude.
A mother's love.
10th February 2010