Loneliness is the subject on my mind today, not that I suffer from it. That does not mean I am not acutely aware of it in others. Traveling around you hear it discussed. On the buses, ‘my daughter does not visit much now.’  Reveals the loss. ‘They are very busy!’ Another. ‘My son is away … Read more

What Am I?

What am I? Words from my pen just fly. Where do they come from?  Who knows, not I! The subjects vastly differ: from home and away: Words people use day by day. I am just the Pen that places them on the page. To be read from age to age. Copyright © WobblingPen


It was a carpet of dazzling, striking blue, that first drew my childish eyes to you. In the mass, it was hard to see your individual artistry clearly displayed. Up close, I could admire you as a truly drooping colorful work of art, exquisitely made. Each tiny bell, dangling downwards on small delicate connections, frolicking … Read more

Book Worm

I’m a book, a very good book, but my cover is as plain and dowdy as can be, So much so, that people browsing through the shelves fail to discover me. I’ve had a few near misses, when they have almost prised me out, then forced me back in again, with derision. It’s a job … Read more

Jumping Jack

Jumping Jack the goldfish lives in my fish pond He is golden and sleek with a swift turn of speed. When I turn my water pump on, the water starts gushing and bubbling out, He is there in a flash, splashing, leaping and rushing about. Up in the air at times he hangs, for a … Read more


Beneath blue sky arms entwined swaying in long borders hundreds side by side. Blooms of pink on stalks, some upright as soldiers others leaning weakly on the path heads blown in all directions by the wind. Pinks in stiff, flared, ragged skirts, dancing, scattering to me their hypnotic scent to be picked up and whipped … Read more

Dining at Sea

Tables prepared white with silver glistening arranged in two’s and four’s or more. Waiters, attendant at their stations patiently wait and watch as we settle to scrutinize the menu’s, for scrumptious things to polish off. Once we start chatting amongst ourselves, casting glances surreptitiously, some critical, most friendly around the room. The waiter’s know it … Read more

Fighting Like Cats and Magpies

I have just been woken up at 5.30 am by the angry alarm call of five magpie’s. This usually means they have trapped Lily the next door’s cat on the roof, or on the wooden beam over my fish pond. She is only a small black and white cat and some times needs rescuing. This … Read more

black hat

Black Hat

Black hat bowling free chased along in the wind, Bumping down the cobbled steps with no one after him. Over the wall and downwards, to the valley floor, it fluttered in a spin. Peering over the wall it was plain for all to see, The black hat had been lightly caught, in the branch of a … Read more

Cosmo the Dog with Unusual Taste

Cosmo the dog sat waiting, staring, at the cooker, as the sounds coming from it meant his favorite snack was being boiled. Somehow, he knew he only had to wait four or five minutes once the steam started to rise from the pot. He started whining softly, fidgeted and licked his lips. Not long to … Read more