Monthly Archives: December 2011

Fieldfares …

Fieldfares flocked and feasted in the furrows touched by the sun and flew upward to a holly tree suddenly, unerringly as one … soft feathers fluttered amid berries, waxy-skinned and hard .. survival’s prize beneath the sharp points of the … Continue reading

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The Christmas Present …

A holy child is sleeping; born beneath an eastern star; the promised one, the saviour, The Messiah. No silken canopies enfold this royal cradle; no rich accoutrements adorn His birthplace – in this lowly stable .. where He lies – … Continue reading

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The artistry of sea …

The sea reveals with brush strokes sublime a landscape weathered by the waves; a painting maritime .. on the uncovered shore the art of time and tide depicted long before. A palette of pebbles, rock and ore with mica sparkles … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle …

Honeysuckle; late-flowering in the cold November rain, leaving no trace of sweetness on the air .. no sensuous warmth of sun-gilded spice to captivate and to entice a hawk-moth or an itinerant bumble-bee. In your optimistic creativity I see the … Continue reading

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In Keats’ garden …

Outside the window a gnarled mulberry tree, bowed with age, spreads contorted branches rich with ripe berries of grape-like bloom .. ……………………………….. The guide said that ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ was composed in that room .. I step into the … Continue reading

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Tracks …

Across the track; a wordless compact; a complicit smile; that momentary glance quite by chance. That fleeting meeting of intellects in eyes; that recognition without the mind’s disguise … A carriage waiting on another line; two travellers in parallel time … Continue reading

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