Tuesday, 11 October 2016


So, last night was just one of those nights where you can't sleep.
And this is the result

Orion rising,
Resplendent in silence.
No cars
No sounds of life in the still night air
Except the distant trains,
The long slow rumble of a freighter
The staccato click-clack of the overnight express
And so it remains
Until the east brightens
And Orion fades.
And I try
Once again
To sleep

1 comment:

  1. Oooh Nigel, you are back in blogland!!! Good to see you back and although I am in shock, it is a surprised and happy shock! I hope you did get a bit of sleep after all (I know about insomnia...) and that your weekend will be relaxed, sunny, happy and maybe creative? Take it slow indeed, I will cheer you from the other side of the North Sea! Big hug, Marit