1 January 2013
Lying awake in bed at midnight, still and quiet as joyous explosions erupt outside. Multi-coloured jewels flash and burst in the sky outside as distant cheers waft through the open bedroom window. Then people go back indoors and peace returns; I drift into sleep, wondering how it would be if every new day were celebrated with such delight.
2 January 2013
The clouds swirl tones of grey
As though black water-colour
Has been rinsed
From a paintbrush.
3 January 2013
Caught by a surprise gust of wind,
The woodpecker skips sideways along a twig
Towards the safety of his bough.