On Light

gloom forms about us

birch shuffles uneasily

blackbird flits to hedge

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CLP 30/07/2021

On Water xxxiii

humidity change

softens the blackbird’s sharp song

permeates morning

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CLP 10/05/2021

On The Tree

After spring day’s warmth

Sleep calls to our sun-pinked skin.

Insomniac bird!

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n.b. Get with the programme, birdie!

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CLP 30/03/2021

Sitting Target

Distressed blackbird clucks

Disturbance within hedgerow

Smug cuckoo departs

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n.b. Here is Sir David Attenborough taking you through the dirty work of the parasite obligate we call the cuckoo.

CLP 31/04/2020

On Rain XVI

Plip plop plap plick plish

Pibble plabble plub pleesh pleb

Music to the ear

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n.b. With melody provided by the blackbird.

CLP 13/06/2019