On the Millstream


Flicker reflected

Electric blue blur flashes

Seen or imagined?


n.b. The iridescent colours of the kingfisher are so vivid that the mind struggles to register whether it has actually been seen. So bright the blue, so fast the flight of this agile bird against the greens of the river and bank sides, its fleeting appearance draws a gasp of astonishment and then a questioning of the senses. Thankfully the call of this bird is distinctive and therefore ears and eyes can combine to reassure the witness that it was indeed a kingfisher that zipped by.


CLP 17/09/2019

Published by

Christopher Perry

Liberté, Equalité, Humanité