The Street

Red brick houses side by side Random boxes of light shows who’s at home Smoky air, frosty late evening Squeaky gates open and close, as people come and go Craving the heat, the warm amber glow Rain falls diagonally against neon street light Like a volley of mini arrows, piercing the night Sirens blare a … More The Street

Saviour

Calm gentle water lay still Deep and vast, beneath a mountain Dressed in gorse Bright was the sun Surface twinkles danced in harmony Embraced in peace Serenely atmospheric If you listened closely Laughter mixed with song Entertained field mice, and all who dwelled Among the heather and wild flowers ’twas the joy of ancient folk … More Saviour

Infinite

I knew you then Yet I have only met you now Another period of looping cycles A tweak here and there Is it a test? Will we end our journey sometime? Are the greatest of times within sight? The infinite space our new home Settled- content- wonderful Looking back at different lives Smiling Remembering Discussing … More Infinite

Numb

Hello? Hello? Hello? Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me Is there anyone at home? Come on now I hear you’re feeling down Well I can ease your pain Get you on your feet again Relax I’ll need some information first Just the basic facts Can you show me where … More Numb

Shirley Baker

Shirley Baker (1932 – 2014) was one of Britain’s most compelling yet underexposed social documentary photographers. Her street photography of the working-class inner-city areas, taken from 1960 until 1981, would come to define her humanist vision. Shirley’s curiosity and engagement with the everyday world around her resulted in many different strands of work, many of which … More Shirley Baker

SHINE

What do you feel? When you look at me Is it love? Is it comfort? Do you see a future? You might imagine a safe, and steady, existence They say beauty is skin deep And you are very beautiful Please look deeper, within yourself Find that spirit, the light, that makes you shine Shake off that which holds … More SHINE