L3 (Day 53): On Treetops

In majestic beeches

corvids settle on where to nest

on who will take the crown

before the opening of calyx


CLP 28/02/2021


Clouds of oily birds

Floated down from the pine clump

Shadowed the low field


Cows and calves bemused

At pasture blackened with crows

Jackdaws and bleak rooks


Settled frozen still

Hundreds came and stood alert

For movement of soil


The gloomy flock stirred

Disturbed by wind-blown phantom

Hung on breaths of wind


Returned as a shroud

For emergent May Bug grubs

From rain-soaked soil


CLP 04/07/2020