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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 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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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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January – week 4

the sky heavy with blue~grey clouds and the echoing song of an unseen robin ~ January strolling down the road to meet me in faded denim patched with birdsong ~ relentless rain… again and again a little fly tries to … Continue reading

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January – week 3

scent of spring… the cat lifts her nose to the sky ~ in the shadows of wintering shrubs the first tender shoots… falling in love when I said never again ~ brushing away the remains of autumn unveiling the beginnings … Continue reading

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