January – week 2

deep purple sky

counting the stars

and my blessings

~

if you must

outshine me, Venus,

be the silver pin

that keeps in place

this swatch of indigo

~

winter wind…

the dead heads of rhododendrons

come to life

~

turning

the day around —

treecreeper     *

~

my mother’s birthday…

we think of the kingfisher

that has graced this stream

~

blue tits

on the bare willow,

dabs of summer sky…

she steps back from the moment,

writes her name in the east

~

he puts his hand

in the fox’s footprint…

a smile

spreads

across his face

~

awake before you

I watch the light

come into your face…

with buds at her fingertips

spring stirs the naked trees

~

http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/t/treecreeper/index.aspx

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2 Responses to January – week 2

  1. matt says:

    claire and amy, all fine stuff here and “if you must” is exceptional! matt

    • claireamy says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Matt. I’m delighted to know that you have enjoyed our words. Three weeks in, it’s a challenge, but we are enjoying watching the year -and our words-unfold.
      Claire

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