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Patrick Howse

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Recent poems

  • 25 Jan 2021
    1

    Corona Winter Funeral

    Mountains starkly etched
    on leaden skies
    promise more snow.

    Six mourners sit

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  • 02 Jan 2021

    The Promise of Spring

    I

    A heron strides
    cowled through the meadow,
    His frost-blighted cloister leading down to the

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  • 28 Dec 2020

    Social Distancing

    A new sun is dragged up
    By strands of shredded cloud
    And poured into a

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  • 28 Dec 2020

    The Mountains are Ablaze

    Rain fell all morning,
    now watery sun smiles
    shyly to light the floating
    wisps from

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  • 28 Dec 2020

    Western Desert, 1942

    Typical local landscape -
    bottom half yellow,
    top blue.

    He got out
    of the tank.
    Hot twisted

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  • 28 Dec 2020

    Irish Postboxes

    They’re not an Italian green
    (basil leaves gleaming in sunshine):
    this is a pasture seen through

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