Monthly Archives: February 2011

February – week 4

no sound in the deepening dusk but the closing of the sparrowhawk’s wings ~ postscript… a flock of starlings fades into grey distance, all that remains of the five lines I dreamed ~ burning a hole through the half~light the … Continue reading

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February – week 3

sun on willow catkins… the robin’s throat pulses with song ~ moonrise the stillness of bamboo… the salt taste of his tears before they well ~ February rain… winter jasmine cascades over a garden wall ~ the stem of life … Continue reading

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February – week 2

storybook moon… the charm of a child’s drawing hangs in the night ~ tonight I am the first thin slice of this honeydew moon the cat’s  lovelorn cry a clock of counted stars ~ with each burst of song a thrush unpicks … Continue reading

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February – week 1

a pocket of sunshine in this grey day — first snowdrops ~ first milk… folding back the red silk sheet of sunrise, in the last drops of moonlight, the blue-white curve of her breast ~ spring is so near and … Continue reading

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