November 2012

Surprising heat in the rare, afternoon sun, brings out walkers – and bewildered, basking flies!

 

Fuzzy-edged flies rise,

milling clouds in welcome sun.

Sparks, released by heat.

(30/11/12)

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Apparently endless, hard, cold rain makes you think hard thoughts, until you consider  what the rain does, and what its lack would bring…

Rain slants through sunlight;
A million hissing arrows.
Silver life-givers.

(23/11/12)

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The fallen and falling leaves, the hedges, trees, hillsides, brambles, grasses, heathers are gloriously, technicolor magnificent these low-lit days… 

Sumptuous palette,
Autumn unlocks her treasures;
Byzantine splendour.

(16/11/12)

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Winter birds coming home, passing through, adding immeasurably to the richness…

Thrush flock a bare ash,
Invoke a brief, second Spring;
Garland it with song.

(09/11/12)

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Suddenly, it’s no longer Summer, such as that was, a definite and dramatic change in atmosphere…

Hooded crow and jay
carve up the forest silence.
No worse than chainsaws.

(02/11/12)

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