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August – week 2

they carry on talking but I see a flash of a sparrowhawk’s hunt ~ a feather fr​om a tawny owl’s wing the brush of moonlight and a poem dream​ed ~ three redheads chat in the park… goosanders ~ parting kiss… … 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 4/July – week 1

after the rain the scars on the leaves made by snails ~ still I hide them once raw weals now silver-pale… at the landfill warblers and whitethroats sing nature back home ~ blue between clouds swifts spiral after insects ~ … Continue reading

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May – week 1

white as new snow three egrets wade further into the lake ~ my clumsiness with chopsticks the egret’s feast ~ midday heat warbler song seeps from the reeds ~ sultry blue the hum of words in the reeds on the … Continue reading

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April – week 5

in my hands the heartbeat of a fledgling beneath his speckled breast ~ at my fingertips the spread of a crow’s wings… from lamp post to sunlit patch of grass and back…and back again ~ blossom storm — the cat … Continue reading

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April – week 4

flitting through the bramble thicket a whitethroat and his song ~ at dawn a song thrush… water cascades down the spine of this ancient self ~ April heat… I watch sedge warblers through the reeds ~ between reeds and the … Continue reading

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