This was written over a year ago, Leeds is even more silent these days… the picture is a recent sculpture placed outside the Henry Moore Gallery, it made me smile. Extinct Sometimes I cycle home a different wayAs if to take it by surprise, and seeThis used to be a town of striking clocks-That sounded … Read more


Back in Leeds after three months away in the East Riding it’s taken me some time to settle back into the city I’ve lived in for nearly 50 years.  I have felt restless and unsettled, have missed the sea and the open countryside.  When I’m cycling around I seem to still be wearing my observant … Read more