April – week 5

in my hands

the heartbeat of a fledgling

beneath his speckled breast


at my fingertips

the spread of a crow’s wings…

from lamp post

to sunlit patch of grass

and back…and back again


blossom storm —

the cat doesn’t know

where to pounce


a song thrush

in the blackthorn…


from the stave

the last notes of spring


April stillness —

the lifted foot

of a stalking heron


scent of white lilacs

and rain in the air,

your memory

and mine…

a heron unfolds


amongst reeds

the blossom-white neck

of an egret


breaking sun

a cloud’s petal-edge…

little egret


wind through reeds

a bunting sways

as he sings


wind song

sheet music


from the stand…

a reed bunting


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