Cobwebs in October

Cobwebs in October Low-slung nets made visible by dew Appear suddenly one morning. Trampolines of soft breath And droplet-beaded precision. The seesaw song of the chaffinch Bounces off allium globes. Ghostly lines Lassoed over St Johns Wort, And spiders go-ape Between herbaceous, hammock-weaved heaven. Cat’s-cradles: the fingers of branches, And every bush, every stalk is … Continue reading Cobwebs in October

What T20 Finals Day taught me…about going back to school

1. Getting the right team? It's not always about the big names. Yesterday's winners Notts Outlaws could have picked their test player Stuart Broad, but they didn't. Instead they chose the right team for the right format, and the consistent players who had got them to the final. Actually on finals day, the biggest names … Continue reading What T20 Finals Day taught me…about going back to school