Poem: Feeding the Ducks at Bohinj

All day long, rain:Falling from the low cloud,Falling foul of my low mood,Falling.Visibility down to ten percent:Light aircraft grounded for today And far awaySomewhere in a far-off land I'd left behindSunshine. Rain like my tearsWhich I refused to let fall:Let the sky fall tears for me,Fall like an edgeless swordCourting despair.Where had the sun gone?When... Continue Reading →

The Fire in the Sky: #poem #ClimateChange

There’s fire in the sky:It’s from the HindenburgAt the dawning of modernity36 soulsAscend to heaven As the airshipPlummets to earth. There’s fire in the skyFrom all the victimsOf the Holocaust6 million lives Sons, daughters, husbands, wivesAll murdered in a failed attempt to eraseAn entire race. There’s fire in the skyAbove Hiroshima80,000 deadIn one instantAnd thousands more to... Continue Reading →

Eaves dropping – #poetry #dVerse

Falling from the eavesDropping downLike rain-bursts, fire-cracked beamsFall to the barn floor asI eavesdrop from a distance:Fire devouring everythingWe worked all of our lives forAnd they say it was a cigaretteNot climate changeThat started it. Written for dVerse Quadrille #111, hosted by Kim who has given us the prompt 'eavesdropping.' I used the prompt to... Continue Reading →

Slovene Cuisine #3: Bled Cream Slice

No trip to Bled would be complete without sampling the local sweet-toothed delicacy: Kremšnita or Bled Cream Cake. The name Kremšnita is a 'Slovenisation' of the German Cremeschnitte, so you will sometimes find it referred to as the more Slovenian-sounding Kremna Rezina. A cake by any other name would taste as sweet? You decide... History... Continue Reading →

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