Saturday, 21 February 2015


In this dark night I feel the tensions build
As clouds up far above gather and fill
Twas night like this when Silence first was killed
'pon altar stone on far and distant hill

Was Silence only one that fir the bill?
Twas not there someone else that could have stood
In place upon that dark and lonely hill?
One such as I would be there if I could

To take the place as sacrifice, I would
For less am I than Silence, it is clear
That if I were to be there, when I should
Have laid myself on sacred altar dear

And then my purpose would have become known
Across the clouded sky I would have flown

Words To Make A Poet Weep

There are words to make a poet weep
And through my mind they gently creep
Before them lies fields of plenty
Yet after they pass all is empty
These words creeping must remain
Silent, unseen, 'tis part of their game
A source of joy they find this play
And in my mind they're wont to stay

When the mind turns to reflect inside
There is no place left the hide
For try as ever hard as you can
Regardless of every wile and plan
The mind knows itself to terrible degree
So these words laugh and cavort with glee
No passageways are hidden to them
No thickened walls their path can stem

A constant battle then, is found
Whenever these words are around
For linger they will with glee and hate
Not barred by any portal or gate
Sneaking in again and again
Until beyond all else they ascend
What then do these words utter in terrible moan?
I. Am. Alone.

Thursday, 19 February 2015


The sea is still
Distant moon's pale glow
Reflected on water
Meeting at world's edge
Not a cloud marrs
The view of the stars
Cold and alone this night

The air is still
Thick and heavy, it
Covers the ground
All that would move so
Nothing does

The ground is bare
Smooth rock shines
In the night it lies
Uncovered and uncaring

Distant thunder rumbles
Tension builds
Waiting for a spark
In the stillness

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

My Friend

A simple day
While the hours away
In gentle conversation
With one gifted at oration
Sitting next to you
The sky never seemed so blue
The grass was never this green
Without you in the scene

To simply spend time
With nothing on the line
No expectations great
No one to claim hate
Is a gift rare as it is beautiful
To speak with words so truthful
Hearing your soft and gentle voice
Leads my soul to rejoice

And when the words do run dry
There is no need to even try
To talk any further
No, not even a murmur
For sitting next to you, my friend
Until the very world does end
Holds nothing more to me
Than a sense of joyous glee

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Instrumental Music

I put together a list of instrumental music for a friend, so I figured I'd post here as well:

Untitled String Trio

Untitled Wind Trio

Reflections for piano

Ribhinn (Heather's Song) for wind quartet

Sarah's Song for piano

Lazy Afternoon for big band (live)

Aftermath for augmented string group

Dreaming for wind quartet

Watch the Dragons Fly for clarinet and cello

Wisdom for clarinet and viola

Beckoning Light for cello duet

Tears for wind trio

Riding Horses for recorder trio

Across the Misty Passage for recorder duet (live)

Love (suit) for clarinet

Mermaid for wind trio

The Heart Knows No Oceans for piano

Old Earth Suite for orchestra

May the wolves that prowl the night not find us, hidden by Your gentle gaze for cello trio

Sleep Not This Night, Lie Awake With Me for piano

Unseelie Court for wind quartet

Triumph for string quartet

The Lady Who Dreams for celeste and violin

The Questioning Suite for cello trio

The Questioning Suite for wind trio

Fractured for wind trio

For My Lady's Honour for wind trio

The Black Dog for wind duet

The Warrior's Resolve for sax trio

Come Dance With Me for piano and clarinet

Fae Thieves, Sidhe Spies for wind trio

Shadow for wind trio

The Prince for wind trio

Haunted Castle for wind duet

Searching (Lesley's Song) for cello and piano

Meditation in A for piano

Rolling River for wind quartet

Day Suite for piano

Autumn Thieves for recorder trio

Purple for recorder quartet

Divergence for clarinet and cello

Tears of Thought for jazz group

In the Deeps for cello duet

Through the Glass (Reaching but Never Touching) for cello and flute

Spy Battle Suite for string quartet