Category Archives: animals

Windless

It’s weird to wake up to complete silence, no traffic, no planes, no radio, no bird-song, but it happens, more now than ever before. And then … WINDLESS we wake to stillness                               leaves hang motionless until a leap of squirrel … Continue reading

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Early Visit

One of those happenings that are so small in the scale of events that they could pass unnoticed, but are a delight in themselves … EARLY VISIT dawn comes lightly                           through fir and cedar shadows stretch across grass and debris … Continue reading

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Late Night

Hallow e’en tomorrow and critters are stirring in the undergrowth while young spooks haunt side-walks and gardens … LATE NIGHT this breathing dark crossed by lifting paws a sneak of badgers through star-light wail of owl past a blown branch … Continue reading

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Questions

There are some days when I wonder what’s going on. It may be the heat or the orneryness of life, things go missing (my garden trowel), things get found in odd places (a ring on the driveway) … QUESTIONS this … Continue reading

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Three bird haiku

Birds, summer or winter, a joy wherever they are, whether in flight or singing their hearts out from a branch. And then there’s their imitators, animal and human … red-winged blackbird sings from the reeds maples in bud                                ***** high … Continue reading

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Spring Comes

Easter has come: we’ve eaten chocolate rabbits and eggs (possibly too many), and the real things are there, complete with flowers and, hopefully, blue skies … THE SEASON CHANGES in clouds of blossom through green spears                         that pierce dark soil … Continue reading

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Firstlings

I’m experimenting with a new form these days, an Adnomination: in which you take a morpheme (a root meaning that is shared by many words) and use it in multiple ways. For instance the word ‘time’ which exists as its … Continue reading

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This Morning

Today is Inventors’ Day in Hungary, and I like the sound of that, a special day for those who try to improve our world. A day when I’m taking just an ordinary morning walk, nothing special to see, but one … Continue reading

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Morning

Deer come through our garden fairly regularly. Our vegetables are well-protected under chicken-wire cages, but I let roses grow extra high so that they can’t be reached and eaten … A MORNING sunlight scatters                               over daffodil spears dapples creeping thyme … Continue reading

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The Unicorn

Hallowe’en coming up, when ghosts, goblins and other strange visions abound. Weird encounters occur at this time of year and leave one pondering … A THE UNICORN driving down the highway last night headlights blared towards me their sudden shut-out                        … Continue reading

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