Blamm!! Sun smashes in
Curtains warm, eyes squint, smiles
Windows need cleaning
n.b. A morning to enjoy the light and warmth of sun on skin. The windows will look fine at bedtime.
n.n.b. How to suck joy from the day…just did my morning push ups and noticed the carpet needs cleaning too.
Yellow and purple crocuses
Shiver in the humid wind
Fierce rattle of branches above
Dogs trot and squat
Their owners bowing down
Gathering up the shit
n.b. You have to hand it to dog-owners, they really love those animals. Thank you for cleaning up as they go.
Light spreads into the night
Swooping from the highest crown
Black shiny crow
Floats nonchalantly to ground
Lands with a bounce
Moves into a walk
Tilts its head to have look
Taint of the dark
What’s there to eat
In Milton Park?
n.b. Mornings are noticeably getter lighter now, but the weather is too cool for sparrows, or blackbirds to announce the dawn. The first bird call this morning was a three-part drawn out caw of a crow. A bird happy to move in the early light of day before shadows form.
Crows are jostling for nesting positions in tree tops now. Despite the incoming series of storms that disrupt their building, crows are busy collecting twigs to weave nests before tree foliage arrives. Fascinating.
Photo of Max copyright Tracy Perry
Don’t tell me I’m wrong
When I say “No more, thank you”
I want tomorrow
n.b. Waking up feeling muzzy, a nasty taste in the mouth, dehydrated with headache and a bit grumpy from a broken night’s sleep is rubbish.
Give me a gentle sleep that carries me to sunrise, the beauty of a new day and all its possibilities.
I am learning the power of “No” to be able to say “Yes!”
With eternal thanks to BTW.
Not even larks up
What on Earth were we thinking?
Body wakes later
n.b. The irony of holidays; aim to let go of stress and relax, but start in state of bodily confusion and with a sleep-deprived mind in tow.
At last a sunrise!
Gloom lifts to reveal the East
Sky cleared of all
But one moment of pure joy
Inspiring bird song