on light

it's nearly midnight
there is too much of it now
they sing all night long

~

n.b. Not that I’m objecting to birdsong.

CLP 14/05/2022

on dawn

grass sparks, smoulders, smokes
brittle chaffinch call echoes
night's pale shroud lifted

~

CLP 20/01/2022

on light

tune into new day
Sun tweaks its colour settings
birdsong audible

~

n.b. Without the dampening affect of full foliage the morning is a pretty noisy time of day, particularly now that there is no lockdown in England and traffic on the bypass and into the city centre is increasingly heavy.

~

CLP 12/01/2022

on birdsong

frost feathers windscreens
sharp lunarian light
blackbird's confusion

~

n.b. City living can be exhausting, not least when an excess of light blurs night with day. Birdsong can be heard at all hours, under a clear sky when a full moon rises.

~

CLP 22/12/2021

interlude

cogs and wheels spinning
birdsong, silence of kestrel
not thinking for now

~

n.b. Thank you SO for planning the route this morning. I put my gears into motion, put my mind into neutral. Phew!

CLP 13/11/2021

On Water xxxiii

humidity change

softens the blackbird’s sharp song

permeates morning

~

CLP 10/05/2021

Prunella modularis

Diminuative

Modest hedgerow shuffler

Sweet fluttering notes

.

n.b. The dunnock, also known as the hedge sparrow, is a rather dull creature until it opens its throat to sing. Better that way round I think. The RSPB website has a clip of the song. For me the song is the most beautiful morning wake up call, for which I am most grateful. https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/dunnock/

CLP 11/01/2019