Just so, you are to me. When far away, always present. A murmur in my ear. Drawing me to you. A bright spirit, turning my attention all magpie. When close, a beautiful cacophony. All else drowned out. My soul throws itself in to you like a young otter, All joy play elemental. And yes, you…

Shadow Of Darkness

An undisturbed surface. Pupil-black and convex, this barely contained pool. Hanging high, as if to catch dreams- Or desires. Possibilities, all swept in to an Oryx maelstrom. Rising to the surface and reflecting… In the eye of the beholder.   © Tom Tide 2017  

A Step at a Time

Feet fall softly as blossom: Yet soles bear weight over time, Flowing with streams of life.   Copyright Tom Tide 2017


A curious thing this writing: Two years of words, all penned out, Four Hundred posts, shared online.   © Tom Tide 2017  


Wound tight around my pulse: Feeling my heart quicken with desire sparked- Woven with memories, dyed indelibly.   © Tom Tide 2017    


The last apple falls anon: Does it sense its brief, swift demise? Or feel naught but gravity?   © Tom Tide 2017  


Autumn tide is swept away. Dormant curves yearn for the ocean- Drenched in their fierce desire.   Copyright Tom Tide 2017  

Just a leaf

Just a leaf in Autumn? No. Furled and sleeping Salamander: Snake at point of waking.   Copyright Tom Tide 2017    


Mug still warm between hands, Painting with dregs, still lost in dreams. Caffeine courses through my veins.   © Tom Tide 2017


Branches kiss the lake: Ripples lick to give their love, Glassy waters sigh.   © Tom Tide 2017

Cotswold Sunset

Potent as early childhood memories: A sunset to make Laurie Lee proud: The past kisses the present.   Copyright Tom Tide 2017