on light

tune into new day
Sun tweaks its colour settings
birdsong audible

~

n.b. Without the dampening affect of full foliage the morning is a pretty noisy time of day, particularly now that there is no lockdown in England and traffic on the bypass and into the city centre is increasingly heavy.

~

CLP 12/01/2022

October

fungi in heart of oak
working to bring giant down
humbling royalty

~

n.b. We are all mortal.

CLP 16/10/201

On Late August

with each breath begins
undressing of trees revealing
deep strength, stark beauty

~

CLP 27/08/2021

On The Wind

empty container
scutters along dry gutter
rustle of leaves

~

CLP 26/08/2021

The Magic Picture Tree

What do you see in the shape of this old oak tree

Shaped by lightening, prevailing winds, minerals and time?

I saw an opera singer, big as a house

Someone else a buried cross

What can you shape from this old oak tree?

~

CLP 25/05/2021

On Water xxvii

bent double by grief

sadness enough to birth rivers

path shadowed by tears

~

CLP 04/05/2021

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

On Movement

We hold form by day

take different shapes at night

twisted by our dreams

~

CLP 22/02/2021