"If a Picture paints a thousand words, why can't I paint you?"
(From the song "IF" by Bread)

Gallery and More Poems
The theme for the gallery of photographs this time is Outdoor Photography, focusing on flowers, mainly roses
List of Images:

Pink Roses
Pink Roses-Close Up
White Roses
Yellow Roses
Yellow Roses-Close Up
White Rose
Flowers Display
Red Tulips

A Hot Summer Night



Feeling awake, too hot to sleep

As I turn out the light

Darkness comes as if to creep

Into a hot summer night


My eyes feel hard to close

As I lie on my bed

I am dreamy, I suppose

Light and airy is my head


Tossing, turning, trying to slumber

I’m half awake, tired and restless

I count sheep by the number

To ease away the stress


Cats outside are looking for prey

Tonight, the humidity is steep

Now and then, I often say

When can I rest, when can I sleep?


Sleeping away does not feel right

In this hot summer night






#awake   #sleep   #light

#summer   #night   #bed

#slumber   #rest






Someday soon she will return

Our love will never die

Someday soon they will learn

A true heart will never lie


Someday I'll be at her side

And stay at her side forever

Someday she will be my bride

And we will live together


Though you and I are far apart

Please do not fret nor fear

I love you with all my heart

I'll love you always, my dear


Someday soon we will meet each other

Someday soon we will be together




#someday  #love   #heart

#bride   #together   #apart

#soon   #meet


The End of June



It was a hot afternoon

The sun was blazing down

Over our quiet sleepy town

On the last day of June


I was on the harbour

On that fateful day

When she came my way

Licking her lips with ardour


I was of a young age

She was older, she was bold

She took my hand to hold

And my life turned a page


My soul began to burn

She showed me all that was wrong

Now it has been a whole year long

Life has taken a downward turn


I became a man that day

In a strange, bizarre way


#afternoon #sleepy #June

#harbour #lips # life #soul

Photography-Related Bio

My first venture into photography occurred in the early 1980’s when I bought my first camera, a 35mm Fuji camera.  I began by taking photographs of mainly nature and landscapes but also the architecture in Reading UK. 

            By the time I moved into my own Council accommodation, I bought my first personal digital Olympus Camera.  I continued to photograph nature and landscapes, and rapidly reduced taking shots of architecture.

            I have recently gained a Diploma in Photography with the IOP (Institute of Photography).  I now use an Olympus OM-D camera.  I still photograph nature and landscapes, although now I have expanded my interests to include Cities, Still Life, and Monuments.   

More Poems:

The Lagoon



By the light of the silvery moon

Where we often meet

You look so kind and sweet

At nights at the lagoon


Sailing boats are at rest

The moon is all aglow

I am certain, and I know

That your love is the best


By the light of the silvery moon

We kiss each other tenderly

We caress each other eagerly

At nights spent on the lagoon


We will marry someday soon

Until then our romance

Keeps me in a trance

At nights at the lagoon




#moon   #silvery   #nights

#lagoon   #boats   #love

#romance  #marry



A Mirage




Love tastes sweeter than nectar

But like a bee with a sting

It can make you feel bitter

With the pain it can bring


Love is like a sweet song

The words seem so enchanting

But reality is so daunting

When love goes all wrong


Love seems so alluring

But it is just a delusion

It can be so dull, so boring

Love is like an illusion


Oh, take me away from its visage

Love is no more than a mirage





#love   #nectar   #bee

#bitter   #song   #reality

#illusion   #mirage




Thinking of You



Every night I lie awake

In thoughts of love so true

I do not even try to shake

Away, the thoughts of you


In offices, shops and restaurants

I’m thinking only of you

Your voice, your image haunts

My mind. I’m lost without you


All the world is a stage

We played our part

As I turn life’s page

You stay in my heart


Each day may be brand new

I’m thinking only of you





#night   #awake   #love

#thoughts   #offices   #voice

#image   #heart



Hold On



Failure is laced with good intentions

No matter where you are

Pursuing your goal takes you far

Hold on to your dreams, your ambitions


When a dream is created

Don't wish upon a star

Get going, no matter how far

Don't stop, don't be frustrated


When you have an ambition

Make it a strong desire

Don't let it fade, or tire

Make success your mission


Defeat is laced with self-pity

Success is made of sterner things

Think of what perseverance brings

Let being ambitious be your duty


So, lend me all your attentions

Hold on to all your ambitions



#dreams #ambitions #desire

#success #mission #perseverance





Ring of Gold



We were young, and love started

You said that you loved me

And forever happy we would be

We would never be parted


Problems occurred, things went wrong,

We fell apart, you went your way

I still don’t know what to say

I’ve lost hope now. I’m not strong


All that is left of our love

Is the ring made of Gold

It’s a souvenir I hold

I wear it. I protect it with a glove


The ring of gold, a souvenir of affection

An emblem of our mutual attraction



#young #love #problems

#hope # ring #Gold #souvenir