Posted in Haiku, Poetry, Writing

Automatic

By Scott Bailey 2017

Automatic lives
With automatic answers
Easier to rule

Image by yalcin dag from Pixabay
Posted in Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Filter

By Scott Bailey 2017

The filter of social media
Keeps us warm or angry
Reaffirms
The wall goes up
Again

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Simple

By Scott Bailey 2017

Simple white paper
Flowing blue lines
Birthing complexity
Beyond the bounds
Of reality

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
Posted in Poetry, Writing

Ten

By Scott Bailey 2017

Ten pins
Bowled.
Ten fingers
Ten toes.
Ten commands
Carved in stone.
I can only conclude
The world was created
By
Two
Magical
Starfish

Image by TanteTati from Pixabay
Posted in Adoption, Family, Health

Autism a Colourful Spectrum

A reminder – for me – and anyone who needs it.

Amongst all the dreary advice and articles I have read I came across this comic. Which I think is just brilliant

introduction to colorwheel autism spectrum

The original article is here.

Posted in Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Haiku, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Tempting

By Scott Bailey © 2017

Blank white paper sheet
Tempting me to slash with ink
Cutting with dark words

Photo by John-Mark Smith on Pexels.com
Posted in Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Crossing Out

By Scott Bailey © 2017

Crossing out
Deleting
Inserting
Adding on
Dropping
Expanding
Changing
Evolving
Inserting
Crossing out
Life
And death

Photo by Skylar Kang on Pexels.com
Posted in Creative Writing, Haiku, photography, Poetry, Writing

Droplet

By Scott Bailey © 2017

Droplet spins midair
Shimmering graceful free fall
Dashed against grey stone

Posted in Creative Writing, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

A Spring of Dreams – Nation

Kerching-Kerchang-Pow

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Kerching! Kerchang! Pow!
Our economy picks up!
Soul still desolate.

 

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Tower of Stone

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Tower of stone
Where hearts are joined
Names are blessed
Flesh is laid to rest
Still
The tower is stone
And cannot
Learn to love

Photo by Scott Bailey
Photo by Scott Bailey

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Span

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Span of stone
Taking some to work
Others home
As it has
For centuries
Others watch

Photo by Scott Bailey
Photo by Scott Bailey

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Distant Clattering

By Scott Bailey © 2014

A white wedge
Spotted in the corner
Of a run-down shop
Off the track
Joyful memories swell
And from the past
I hear the clattering
Of a metal bowl
Filling with a quarter pound
Of sherbet lemons

IMG_2054
Photo by Scott Bailey

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Peppers

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Hot red and burnt orange
The peppers in the pot
Ready to be plucked
And in the dinner popped

Photo by Scott Bailey
Photo by Scott Bailey

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Gauges

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Whatever happened to gauges
Haven’t seen one for ages
It gives a feeling of age
Does a good gauge
Engineering solid and good
Surrounded by brass or set in wood
The odd jet of steam venting
What were they all preventing

Photo by Scott Bailey
Photo by Scott Bailey

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Yet

Happy Birthday to my Beautiful Wife!

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Standing on a high hill
Green fields rolling away beneath my feet
Off into the hazy horizon.
Strong breeze blowing through my hair
It exhilarates me – makes me feel
I could step forward and fly
Yet
It is nothing to the way you make me feel

Laying in the sun
In the lush deep grass
Sparkles dancing on the water
Blue skies in great expanse arching high
Warms me – happiness safe in my heart
Yet
Cold compared to the warmth you bring

A word of praise from peers
Or reward for long hard work
A beer after a trying day
Shoring up my worth
Yet
Nothing makes me better – more the man I should be
Than having you by my side forever
My love
My wife
My Rachel

In one of her early roles in Am Dram

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

On Wing

By Scott Bailey © 2014

On wing
Defying the earth
Submitting to the wind
And trust
Soaring joy
Freedom high
Oh for wings
For real

Photo by Scott Bailey
Photo by Scott Bailey

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Bluebell Path

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Bluebell path
Goes to the heart
A potent sign
Of where I am
Where I have been
My roots are theirs
We share soil
And shall again

Photo by Scott Bailey
Photo by Scott Bailey

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Splosh

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Splosh
And a little erosion
Helped on
By little hands
Joy is free

Photo By Scott Bailey
Photo By Scott Bailey

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Sleeping Tigers

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Living to please
Rather than to be
More on show
Than on the prowl
But in the beating
Heart and genes
Waits the hunter

Photo by Scott Bailey
By photo Scott Bailey

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

The Final Bang

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Staring down the barrel
Of everyday life
Wondering how long the fuse will last
Tensing to dodge
The final bang
Never can

Photo By Scott Bailey
Photo By Scott Bailey

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Watcher

By Scott Bailey © 2014

With my lens
Capture the beach
Only to find
A watcher
Staring back
What does it see
The watcher from the sea

Photo by Scott Bailey
Photo by Scott Bailey

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Steel Grin

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Shining steel
A grill like a grin
Of the shark that killed you

IMG_7801
Photo by Scott Bailey

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Vanity

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Defying the cold
In blue and gold
Vanity knows no bounds

Photo by Scott Bailey
Photo by Scott Bailey

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Deep Mystery

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Mysteries of the deep
Simple and unique
Floating by in waves
Who knows what it saves
Deep in its memories
Deeper mysteries

Photo by Scott Bailey
Photo by Scott Bailey

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

Posted in Creative Writing, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Writing

A Spring of Dreams – Butterfly

Butterfly

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Sod the camouflage
Be resplendent in the sun
Flutter high and shine

Photo by Scott Bailey
Photo by Scott Bailey
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Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Lines

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Back and forth
Criss-crossing
Thick and thin
Loose and taut
A complexity of lines
Just
To go forward

Photo by Scott Bailey
Photo by Scott Bailey

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Needs

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Food and heat and warmth
Constant needs that connect us
To ancestors old

Photo by Scott Bailey
Photo by Scott Bailey

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Broken Teeth

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Like broken teeth
Unmaintained
No longer useful
Yet
Somehow
Pleasing to the eye
Leading us
To who knows where

Photo By Scott Bailey
Photo By Scott Bailey

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Rock Water

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Rock in the flow
Water jumps high
Rock is steadfast
Water jumps for joy
Time passes
Rock is worn to sand
Water flows serene

Photo by Scott Bailey
Photo by Scott Bailey

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Climbing

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Climbing
Slowly to the sky
Many years
Many lives
Reaching for the canopy
We rise
Will we be spared
The axe

Photo by Scott Bailey
Photo by Scott Bailey

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Fangs

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Into the hole
Drawn in by the urge
To know
Waiting
Are fangs

IMG_5396
Photo by Scott Bailey

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

Posted in Creative Writing, Haiku, Poetry, Writing

The Hunter

By Scott Bailey © 2016

I am the hunter
Dance with me beneath the moon
Shafts of silver light

Photo by Douglas Henrique Marin dos Santos on Pexels.com
Posted in Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

When the White Wolf Walks

By Scott Bailey © 2016

When the white wolf walks
Hunting in silver moonlight
The red deer shivers

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Steam

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Brass
Steam
Steel
Coal
Old
Times
Warm
Smells
Thudding
Down the rails

IMG_7346
Photo by Scott Bailey

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Dissecting Darkness

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Dissecting darkness
Silver shining score
Weaving across the night
Hanging, trembling, shimmering
Waiting for
A hapless fly
To wrap up and serve
As an artist’s
Main course

IMG_8165
Photo by Scott Bailey

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams