Dream #1

Wild plum tree blossom

crack willow yellow pollen

smattering on the gesso of sky

stretched across its frame

by North Sea blow

~

CLP 28/05/2021

On Ranting

When you’ve quite finished

look at this beautiful day

birds and bees, flowers

~

n.b. NaPoWriMo 2021 Day Nineteen prompt: a rant.

Meanwhile here, a million miles away, it is spring. For that I am truly grateful. 😎

~

CLP 19/04/2021

At the Exit

Clocks have changed to British Summer Time. The Sun has come out. A strong southerly wind brings warmth to Norfolk.

People are out and about, the sound of children playing in the local park competes with goldfinches, blackbirds, chaffinches and the blue and great tits. An otter has been seen in the Wensum nearby and a large seal has come up river from the sea to nose around the old wharfside.

Daffodils, primroses jostle for attention, bluebells are preparing to make an entrance.

A day to savour. Not the end of Lockdown 3, but a step towards another way of living.

~

n.b. And I have just seen two bats spinning by my windows.

~

CLP 29/03/2021

L3 (Day 81.8): Garden

Cherry tree blooms pink, so pink it’s almost punk. Colour splashed across a grey day.

~

CLP 28/03/2021

L3 (Day 81.7): Footpath

One foot in front of the other. Steady rhythm, pacing out the afternoon. Blackthorn in flower, epitome of hope.

~

CLP 27/08/2021

On The Road

I don’t need a road map

I just need a road

I don’t need anyone

To tell me left or right

I just need a road

~

CLP 23/03/2021

L3 (Day 72): Three Score

What a day of light to enjoy before this year’s Spring Equinox.

Even before I drew back my bedroom curtains the day sounded sunny. The air was soft. The birdsong sharp. The sound of passing cars subdued.

It has been a delight to get outside and walk on more open ground by the Yare, once again running within its banks after the winter floods. On the lower land beyond its slight embankments are large pools of standing water decorated by gulls, swans and mallards. These small, shallow lakes will take a while to seep into the saturated clay soil.

Norfolk has already passed the point of equinox as today enjoyed twelve hours and eight minutes from sunrise to sunset.

Now to turn up the temperature in this godforsaken Frigidaire of a county!

~

CLP 19/03/2021

On Branches

Above these thick limbs

the canopy frame prepares

to harvest sunlight

~

CLP 18/03/2021

On Time

Evening light returns

fills the gaps between trees

branches unfurl leaves

~

n.b. There was still light in the sky after 17:30h on Monday evening. Everyday we move forward a little more.

~

CLP 01/03/2021

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