Moorhen (Photo credit: Sergey Yeliseev)

on the lawns

ice tinkling

Pimms jugs crackling;

in the sky

an airplane drones, then another –

in between, placidity:

on the water

a moorhen’s cry;

this pond, thickly green

like jelly under a crust of glass

a bird’s flight slices through it;

on the courts

the thud of tennis balls

then a triumphant male shout;

from the earth

the summer heat rising –

Life’s noises reprising

day in and out.

©Millicent Danker

16 July 2013



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Guru Ram Rai Temple, Dehradun, 1858.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are as many colours, visions and gardens

Behind your eyes as in front of them

You need only look to see

But you must roam

and you must sit, quietly.

© Millicent Danker

18 May 2013


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Dead Sea seen from Jordan Français : La Mer Morte vue de la Jordanie (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A wooden deck,
a pond of fortune fish.
Water from the Jordan spring,
a life-giving stream –
Big water sounds
then short ones,
gushing, trickling, tinkling.
Music and motion
my canvas.

As I shut out
the sunlight
angels burst in,
wings rustling, fluttering.
Refreshing little spurts,
bearing something
we share in communion
with creation –

one timeless moment
in time.

© Millicent Danker

6 December 2009