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Howling Bloody Hell
Homage to Marcus Slease
ARCHETYPE Sonnet No. 42
Guernica
Love of Rarest Vintage
Once Upon A Lifetime
Overtones of Holmes
Life's Indelible Beat
Sonnet No. 36–Citation
Chained Tears
Ode to a Bookshop
A Grain of Sand
Europe's Decline
Celtic Vibrations
L'Oeuvre
Morning Mists
Cymru (Wales)
Old Men of My Village
Salt of the Earth
Windy Frenzy
Recognition
Where the Hand, Human, Went
Sensations
A Love Song
The Chess players
Love Is So Unwise
The Triple Muse
Spring Rain
Winter Sunset
Always 'There'
Angels in the Sky
Imperishable Essence
Worlds
Urge of Creation
Paris
Collector's Items
Child of Delight
Cleaning out Attics
The Artist
Love's Sublime Echo
No Borders
Honest Song's Measure
Sappho's Echo
Fullest Moon
Sonnet No. 19
Links
The Lovers
Mythologies & Deities
Overtones of Robert Frost
Sonnet No. 9

Imperishable Essence

Images, smells, emotions,
Closer to memory:
Than language, faces, pain.
Odor of nature after the rain.
Freshly baked bread of mornings.
Hiss of steam engines,
In drab, cold stations,
Seasonal songs of birds.

Bold wind in trees, chimneys,
Warm blasts from coal fires
Coming in from the cold.
Camphor, peppermint,
In chapels and churches,
Feathers on hats: men's white shirts,
Haystacks, cowsheds, stables:
Horses and cows with names.

Many of these images, long vanished,
all things pass on: worlds perish,
nations also: leaving cherished
relics, of bones and stones,
only Spirit remains unmoved
Albeit with changed image.
This the amazing mystery,
of the Unknown Energy!

2009