on rain

temperature rise
sunbeams slice through cumuli
pigeons stream beneath arc


CLP 27/02/2023

L3 (Day 34) Carrow Bridge

Bemused pigeons and gulls

chase lifting snowflakes

above the Wensum

not being au fait with weather

maybe thinking things that fly up

contain protein not just ice

or were they playing

as school children might

flapping around with mouths wide

trying to catch ice crystals

on waggly tongues

having heard that each flake is unique

although they all taste the same


CLP 08/02/2021

On Anger

Cool autumnal dawn

Illuminates dark corners

Pigeons’ soft greetings


CLP 18/09/2020