Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Daily Spark Word: Break

Happy Easter! Sorry for the delay in posts - I've been in Madrid for the past five days. To acknowledge the Easter break, today's spark word is the homonym 'break'.


i snapped the bones in my
left and right wrists
playing when a kid

despite tears and a loud cry
the swelling was missed.

no one believed what i did.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Daily Challenge: Smell

Sorry for the long delay! Work is a nasty time-eater :( Today's challenge is 'smell'. Enjoy!


her grandmother had a
powdery florally scent that
though dulled
was still there behind the
musty fleshy earthy
damp of death

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Daily Challenge: Touch

Today's challenge is a poem to do with 'touch'.


there was something
about slipping that
glove over my hand
the inside so
it felt still damp with

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Daily Challenge: See

Sorry - my challenges are slowing down from daily to weekly due to time constraints. Hopefully I'll be able to drag them back up to daily soon! Today's challenge is another sense: see.


we stood on the shore
you and me
and purple clouds drifted
before our eyes

you asked me
'where does the sun go?'

i replied
'can't you see?'

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