Angels In My Orchard

Video of Angels In My Orchard recorded at Embercombe, Devon. This poem is dedicated to the memory of Steve Onyett and Bruce Laurie who both passed in 2015 and were the Catalyst to bring me to this place at this time in my Journey.


Angels In My Orchard

When the time came
They came
Not many at first
Barely troubling the fruit laden branches
Resting there

Others came
And the boughs grew heavy with apples and pears
And those angels
Who rested there
Showed a silent respect
For he who had passed
And they waited
To carry him home



I Thought

Video of the poem ‘I Thought’ by James Laurie filmed at ‘Food For Thoughts’ in the Cafe Rene Cellar Bar, Gloucester. We almost went for ‘Andrew’ as the new title for this poem, ‘Andrave’ was a close third however it was ‘Dave’ that won the day on the day. Ladies and Gentlemen, please be upstanding for ‘Dave’.


I Thought

I thought of you today, my friend
I thought of inviting you around
To read and write and to share a beer
A break away from that city life
A lifeline, a friend for me

I thought we might catch a band
Lean in close to make ourselves heard
I thought we could head back to mine
To talk some more about the day
I thought we’d converse until it was light
And the wine was gone and it was too late

I thought maybe you could share my bed
As friends, much more comfortable than the couch
I thought we might sleep naked
Just to be close, a human touch
And as you lay your head on my chest
And breath out the lie that masks your life
I thought you might stir as I stroked your back
And that secret place in the lee of your hip
We discovered last summer
And I thought you might look up at me
In the dawn light and
Lock your lips around mine
Just this one time

I thought we might make love
Gently in the night
As friends would
Until drifting off to sleep
Hoping morning would not come
And I hoped we would wake
Not regretting what we’d done.