Archive for the ‘Haiku’ Category


Brace yourself

May 28, 2012

I thought I’d do an update as I have progressed onto the next stage of recovery after my operation last year to remove a bone growth in my jaw. The operation was a success and there is a great improvement in my jaw movement. But my jaw hadn’t returned to its former position.

The next stage is for me to have braces fitted to my teeth which will keep them in a consistent place while preparations are made for the surgery on the other side of my jaw to balance my bite out. The moulds taken of my teeth suggest that if the positioning is done correctly, everything should proceed well.

Last Friday (25th May 2012) I had the braces fitted. I’ll be in them for about 2 1/2 years (during which I shall have the second surgery). I am still getting used to them and I need to improve my ability to put the wax over any protruding bits of steel. I still am unable to raise my right eyebrow so if you need a Roger Moore tribute act, you know who to call.

Brace yourself…


A mouth of metal
The steel shines in the sunshine
As I bare my teeth


A Christmas Poem

December 22, 2011

I have been a little short of blogging time recently (busiest time of year at work). But I wanted to do something special for Christmas and this is what I have done.

I hope you will like it and watch this space for more possible exciting news regarding an illustrated version of the poem.

I hope you will have a wonderful Christmas and thank you so much for reading my words.

Thank you for reading

Have a wonderful Christmas

And a great New Year


The poetic musician

December 22, 2010

With his fingertips 

He could make his guitar sing 

He left us too soon

~ as a sort of Christmas quiz, see how many song titles you can find in this pic (if you look at the top left corner, you’ll find “The Wind Cries Mary”) ~ Good luck 🙂



April 8, 2010

A Scottish sunset

Golden fire across the Forth

I wish you were here



No Place Like Home

April 6, 2010

Bass Rock


Home for the gannets

Who visit in their thousands

This rock is their home



A Lovers Kiss

April 5, 2010


As they are parted

The sun kisses the water

Creating ripples



Flying over Loch Leven

March 24, 2010

Flying together

Feeling the warmth of the sun

Enjoying the breeze