Open eyes
open mind
pondering

listening
wondering
wandering

new person
exploring
this wide world.

***

Pick up your
left, not right,
your left foot

not that one,
here, let me,
this one. Great!

Beginner’s
mind broaches
the rhumba.

***

Our new tricks
amaze us
we applaud

our brightness.
Universe
less impressed

waits to see
when we’ll be
human-kind.

Learning to Drive

Engine on
Clutch engaged
Handbrake off

Hands on wheel
Use mirrors
Be aware

Steer straight
Book test date
Green L plate.

Home Learning

Note taking
Discussions
Visual aids

Exploring
Discovering
Great outdoors

Learn indoors
Or outdoors?
Count me out

Learning to Cope

Wash your hands
Stay at home
Two metres

N H S
Thursday clap
Test, track, trace

Clear blue sky
Buzzing bees
Birds singing

Re-Creation

the Big Bang
was silent
Spirit moved

Adam fell
shamed his Eve
hid from grace

Son and cross
blood and life
start again

Black dog

black dog growls
get-up gone
clouds roll in

friendly call
cheerful wave
rainbow hope

sunshine breaks
fresh air walk
spirits lift

School Day Done ? 

Schools silent
Teachers sigh
Parents try.

Garden maths
Kitchen art.
Apart, yet

Together.
Setting sun
School day done.

Lockdown

Why not try
A new skill
Now you’ve time?

Write a book
Play a tune
Bake a loaf

Days on end
Free to learn
Something new

Spring

Birds sing, sun
Shines, plants grow.
Life emerges.

Easter comes
With shut doors,
But gardens.

Hills quiet,
Rivers flow,
Spring still springs.

Learning

Encounter
By chance while
In Akay

A beetle
Never seen
Before. So

Ask Facebook.
Friends suggest,
I follow.

Learning

a b c
one two three
x y z

But how to
put these bits
together

That is the
tricky bit
now solve it

Alice in Hinterland – A Hunger for Enlightenment during the Pandemic Pandemonium.

Falling down
a Daliesque
rabbit hole

and running
to stand still
while grasping

for logic:
So are we
all mad here?

Leaving

I can’t wait
to escape
From my home

Mum and Dad
drive me mad
always have

Hope I’ll find
peace of mind
on my own.

Learning

I tell my
children to
study hard

The future
will reward
their best efforts

Yet I fear
their world will
be much changed.

Who am I?

From childhood
I’ve learnt to
See my world.

Wolf nurtured
My world would
Be lupine.

Apart from
My learnt world
What exists?