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September – week 3

Derwent Water — smooth and clear as polished marble ~ this still lake and these mountains painted in antiquity… rain on her sleeve, the sky upsets a tin of tacks ~ Lakeland… golden trees bend to see their reflections ~ … Continue reading

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August – week 3

just to remind us he’s not gone yet a chiffchaff picks insects from the washing line ~ wickerwork light through the pines the chiffchaff’s song ~ August rain — one last duckling left on the lake ~ dawn rain… between … Continue reading

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July – week 4

evening sun — the utter satisfaction of a basking seal ~ this ancient self rolling my tongue around words in dreams … in the lull between tides a poem birthed ~ roar of traffic — the sun shimmers in a … Continue reading

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June – week 2

  singing proudly from his gutter nest — tree sparrow ~ snippets of faded newsprint dreams in and out of the hedgerows a poem written on a sparrow’s wing ~ flame of red campion from a chasm in the cliffs … Continue reading

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June ~ week 1

summer rain — the red throats of swallows ~ where the branch reaches across the lake… after the rain three swallows dry the ink of their wings ~ a fly’s death — the single twist of a swift’s wing ~ … Continue reading

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May – week 4

woodland walk ~ trees tiger~striped in golden sunrise ~ mist on the mirror this path we walk… my fingers trace a memory of bluebells and wild garlic ~ just for a moment the world is softened by dreams ~ a … Continue reading

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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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