Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Nutmeg Seed Pod

Fresh nutmeg wrapped in its protective pod.


 Here is the tree 


in the back garden.


Here is the sister who has plucked it.



Still Life with Coconut

Fresh coconut.


Finely ground.


Fire, griddle, coconut milk, expert cook.


A perfect morning in Kerala.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Hermit Crab

If I were a hermit crab, 


In a shallow rock-pool

I'd be contented as can be. 

This; distance from the sea.




Everything else, would be. 
Superfluous to me…

There'd be no reefs—See
Either above or below me...


I could be that great-White. 

Abiding without; inherit fear!
I'd maroon portions of time,
No one else could near.


Solitude would be mine. 

But oh so lovingly my dear...
I'd call this heavenly coastline!
Ours; and heavenly …I'd steer.
(Mark Heathcote)