I wish we lived in an age of letters and radios and playing in the parks in the evening. An age of passing smiles to strangers and reading poetry out loud to share your favourite lines. Having to go out to buy flowers and fresh beans for tonight’s dinner.

But in the pre-computer age, how do you tell someone you miss them when they are miles away on their birthday? Shall I write you an e-mail at midnight, and pretend to have loved you in letters? Let technology save us sometimes when I want to show you the colours of dusk in my sky






You bring your minute,

And I’ll bring mine

Let’s share another joke,

While we have a little time

We can drink our ciders slowly,

And study the falling snow

Sit here a while longer,

With a few moments more.