Category Archives: gogyohka

May – week 3

  our empty nest box ~ the chirping of blue tit chicks in the shop-sign nest ~ how the house creaks catching its breath on silence as night smooths your pillow and tucks in the shape of your absence ~ … Continue reading

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March – week 4

spring sun … a black and white beetle runs across page 99 ~ my life’s fine balance… watching a magpie tip its tail ~ catkin rain a chaffinch’s tail trembles with song ~ watching finches comb the willow’s rain-washed catkins… … Continue reading

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March – week 3

savouring the simplicity of this moment daisies return to the lawn ~ spring’s first iris I watch her unfold her blue kimono… the comfort of rituals in this shaken world ~ year of the rabbit every strand of coarse hair … Continue reading

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March – week 2

March rain falls twice over — half a dozen starlings scatter droplets from the willow’s limbs ~ at dawn the thrum of starlings’ wings the first rush of spring felt in our veins… we awaken together ~ after the rain … Continue reading

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March – week 1

early March the first whisper of a blue iris ~ how the iris keeps twilight’s counsel… now I regret telling you my deepest secrets ~ like a rainbow in a rain~heavy sky ~ goldfinches in our garden ~ across the … Continue reading

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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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