Category Archives: birds

A Tête-à-Tête under a pearl sky

In the words of Shelley: “The cold earth slept below; Above the cold sky shone…” … and flowering long before its time, this little narcissus. Damp and bedraggled it may be but light from its petals shines out. Crouched beneath a bare, … Continue reading

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January Dawn

Cold earth, crouched           ¦¦       bides, marks time. Crystal on spiked crystal,   ¦¦       hoar takes hold, blasts, grips, burns              ¦¦       … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas…

…and it’s wet and murky. The wonderful frosts came a week too early for us to even pretend to have a white Christmas. The garden was a wonderland and much more Christmassy than even driven snow would have felt. Today … Continue reading

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Objects into poetry for dVerse

For the first time in ages, this is my response to today’s dVerse.com challenge to poeticise (!) an object. The inspiration for this is the French writer Francis Ponge. From my computer I can see a gang of long tailed … Continue reading

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Things I noticed before lunch time today!

  When it’s raining, the dogs all walk in different directions when they come in with wet paws, the better to spread as much mud around the floor as possible. A little wren was having a wonderful shower as she … Continue reading

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Sunday picture prompt

Photo by James Rainsford The poem does not do it justice in any way, but I enjoyed playing! Stone Heart and the Gull Well worth the wait my friend, though often I gave up on you and feared the worst. … Continue reading

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Walk with me – this one’s for you D…

The day is so beautiful we had to go for a walk, though Nellie, now sixteen years old was less enthusiastic than the rest of us. With much barking and excitement we piled out into the sunlit garden. The forsythia … Continue reading

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