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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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May – week 2

rain and sun ~ a starling disappears into her gutter~nest ~ decoupage the silhouettes of two birds crossing the sunrise… my childlike heart when I’m with you ~ nest~box camera ~ we wait in anticipation of the next beak~full of moss ~ … Continue reading

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April – week 3

underneath our armour we are all as fragile as butterflies on the breeze ~ do not go gentle yet walk in beauty… poems that shape me, etched in stone with a butterfly’s wing ~ April morning a goldfinch fans her … Continue reading

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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 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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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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