I dream an England

I dream an England
of pleasant breezes and nourishing rains;
where the sun warms the heart and illumines the mind
and finds my spirit rising
as the rose inhales the earth and sky,
beyond where flag and anthem fly.
I dream an England
where the holly and the oak embrace
and outward face together, the world to measure
wider than her grade of fruit.
I dream an England
of rivers, where memory flows
in clear pursuit of wisdom; where empathy brooks
and inspiration springs.
I dream an England
where integrity sings from the very rocks
and every pebble speaks dignity and honour;
where the civic climate makes us stronger
and friction knows civility and growth is grace.
I dream an England
where the Commons teems with life; where thrives
a state of every colour and each Being is valued
as a work of art and race is what Love does to the heart.

Merry May

Merry May
the rays ignite
a higher, wiser, inner sight
and fire in the belly
quicken, now, our power
raise the Just in common might

Yonder

Pleasure
Treasure
Pressure
Wander
Recce
Yonder
Measured
Sorties
Expeditions
Missions
Conquests
Vested int’rests
No rest for the wicked
Business
Grand Tour
Follies
Jollies
Beanos
Ex-pats
Dual hats
Fat cats
Stray cats
Trafficked
Bussed-in doormats
Snuck yourself in? Wow, you earned that!
Omnipresent corporations
On your marks, get set:
Negotiation
Exploitation
Wholesale nation delegations
Visas
Oligarchic geezers
Economic vagrancy
And desperate pleas by refugees
In boat loads
Rescued by the say-so

You, Me, We

We are as cosmic prisms
Reflecting
Connecting
With infinite vibrations
That shake the physical
And consume the spiritual
Intense awareness is ours
Experience is sharp
We are our teachers and our pupils
Scholars of the wisdom well
Plunging into Truth
And emerging as fountains
Sprinkling little drops
Of consequence
And potential