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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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August – week 1

noisy gulls — a cormorant tucks its bill into its breast ~ twilight blues… lowering the mainsail the cries of gulls ~ glittering water… on The Volunteer boat a lone gull ~ lobster pots stacked at the quayside nothing to catch … Continue reading

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July – week 2

  between stones and crests of foam… downriver from the weir of this day to bathe with dippers   * ~ no cattle today just swallows skimming the empty meadow ~ a beetle  deep in the tangled core of a field poppy… … Continue reading

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June – week 3

the fox’s pounce — butterflies rise from the flowers ~ the poetry of my everydays… a butterfly dances through the kitchen door ~ twittering goldfinches — the vixen looks over her shoulder ~ butterfly dust on the heels of summer … 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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