Tag Archives: chaffinch

April – week 1

cold April wind — like icy raindrops the blackbird’s song notes fall ~ so many words swallowed with my tears… perhaps you’ll listen now that night’s cold shoulder glistens with birdsong ~ scratched into the whiteboard sky the crow’s caw … 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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