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Martin Maudsley
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Changing Time
A morning walk; along an old,
familiar route on a brand new summer’s day. Already the way is flanked with fluttering
wings - speckled woods spiralling through the holloway, merry mobs of meadow
browns fussing over the verges and marbled whites dancing over ...
Changing Time
Changing Time
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#BirdWords #6 Rook
I awoke beneath a
raucous rookery a cacophony
of caws as if the ash
tree, near me, had sprouted
black feathers instead of
leaves and was
complaining loudly at such an
outrageous indignation. The rooks
eventually took to the air flapping
away from the tumesc...
#BirdWords #6 Rook
#BirdWords #6 Rook
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Beltane
Meandering along the river: three friends Through the woods in its growing verdure, At the edge of April The water ripples and riffles Catching the last light of evening Filtered through luminous lime-green
leaves. Cow parsley and hawthorn line the way Buds...
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Bird Words #1
Starting a new # BirdWords series from my bimbling bird-watching around my local patch, to help remember different species id. Loosely based on Japanese Tanka poetry of five lines. Here's #1: Dunnock Sparrow-speckled back Breast of gun-metal grey A sweetly ...
Bird Words #1
Bird Words #1
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Encontered
A robin round black eyes like berries peering at me impassively as I stand and stare back. It blinks its grey lids as I watch, and blinks again, then suddenly shifts its weight effortlessly turning its back on me but still looking at me over a grey feathere...
Encontered
Encontered
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Waes Hael
A fter the clutter
of Christmas is cleared away And shops
are shorn of lurid displays, Now, outside,
there’s a stirring in the trees As merry
music leads Us along familiar
ways Into the old
orchard, ablaze With flickering
torchlight And a brazier
of fire, b...
Waes Hael
Waes Hael
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Midwinter's Morning
Night's shadows still hug the holloway As a chorus robins and wrens Greet the dawning grey light. A clattering of jackdaws A shattering of pigeons' wings A sneeze and yawn from a battered tent In the copse of tangled trees. Molehill milestones mark the mudd...
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A little egret Alifts from the riverside Like an ancestral apparition Bound by its being to the ever-flow of water But released by the freedom of the moment To rise and ride the wind - Haunting the land on wide, white wings.
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Last Swallow (11 September)
Solitary swallow Soaring and swooping In and out of September's sky
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Orchard-drunk
Shadowy shade savoured Walking through the old orchard As fermenting fallen fruit Infuses the warm, humid air With sweet cidery smells
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