Day One Hundred and Sixty Seven: 6th January 2013

a fire burns
raging hot
deeply embedded
I see it
your black eyes
a mirror
to a soul
scarred by anguish
consuming anger
invisible manacle
chains to a past
too distant to remember

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Day One Hundred and Sixty Six: 5th January 2013

Though you speak to me,
I hear you not,
Your words blur,
And your face fades,
Until you are gone.

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Day One Hundred and Sixty Five: 4th January 2013

Swirling across the open paddocks,
It rushes and weaves,
Caressing bark and blade,
Buffeting dry rustling leaves,
Invisible it travels,
Gaining strength,
While gradually slowing,
A cool breeze.

Watercolour on Handmade Paper

Watercolour on Handmade Paper

Day One Hundred and Sixty Four: 3rd January 2013

Cool whipping winds,
Beckon troubled thoughts,
While yesterday peculates,
A swollen boil,
Throbbing in my mind,
Waiting to be pricked,
And ooze putrid,
On a conscious fraudulent.

pastel on handmade paper

pastel on handmade paper

Day One Hundred and Sixty Three: 2nd January 2013

orange sky
searing wind
smoky haze
charred heart

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Day One Hundred and Sixty Two: 1st January 2013

A new year,
They tell me,
Is good…
Fresh ideas
And inspirations,
A cleansing
And new beginnings.

Or is happiness
Only old ideas disguised?
False uncertain futures,
Avoiding past demons
In a looming darkness,
Of inevitable regret.

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Day One Hundred and Sixty One: 31st December 2012

I will remain in the dark today, wallowing
despairing for that which never was,
and peering into the distance for a light never lit.
I’ll walk along a line never drawn,
searching for the one never found.
Live happily in a house never built,
And lie in a sun that never shone.
Standing in the rain that never fell,
I will remember the dream never dreamt,
While clinging to a life never lived.

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Pastel on Handmade Paper