Beaufort five and falling

Flapping in the wind,

For quarter of a hour between 8 and 9,

Clouds flow east across the evening sun.

Hammock silk tugs and stretches,

As tree mallow flower spikes sway,

Awaiting her return.

 

Noodle nests boiled for supper

Seasoned by butter and goats cheese

With Miso, provided for what I need.

Low clouds zip east.

Eyelids closed for an inner volcanic rouge

From solar bound shut eye.

 

Wind hammock billows

cooling shivers motive to go in.

Bluer above, catching the evening air

Heading out to the Irish Sea.

Cooler chilled back and coughs,

signal a last swing,

Before I unfurl my hammock,

And let my day out end.

 

Rewarmed in still air inside,

Hisses the drafts of unsteady wind,

Beaufort five and falling,

As mallow lilac flowers wobble,

In the last of the day’s sun.

Sycamore black silhouette …

Sycamore black silhouette, on a Loughshinny sky-line.
After an evening’s sundown, pale sky reactions,
like pottery glaze, fixed, in no breeze.

Sycamore black silhouette, on a Loughshinny sky-line.
Street lamp rose-pink in front, clouds ripple into stripes,
cream coloured, grey courses.

The lamp is stronger now,
a sodium yellow orange glow in front of the
Sycamore black silhouette, on a Loughshinny sky-line.