April 2016

And the terns are back, swooping and screaming over the water…

Announcing themselves,
returning terns bank and turn,
shrieking their delight.



Full moon, Bantry Bay, magical…

Glittering fragments
form a dazzling mosaic.
Full moon on full tide.



Everything Irish weather has is here this month…

Rain puddles steaming.
Changeable April changes.
The mountains, snow-capped.



Torrential rain ends as suddenly as it begins, pure April weather…

Into the vacuum
the rain shower left behind
floods a blackbird’s song.



 Sunsets these evenings are dramatic…

Tree-tops like crows’ claws.
Ravens cross a bullfinch sky;
Slowly turns starling.