Friday, 28 October 2016

From, A Country Diary




Wenlock Edge (eleventh)


unclear its unclear eye
dark eye
its deep, deep dark deep






[This is the last Country Diary, a project extending over the year Oct 2015 to Oct 2016] 



Thursday, 20 October 2016

From, A Country Diary



Surrey


the west and the west
the robin
branches
the robin
and south branches
the robin
south and branches
the robin
and rich branches
the robin rich green branches
the robin
green underneath
branches
the robin
underneath a few branches
the robin
a few butterflies
branches
the robin
butterflies alight
branches
the robin alight on them
branches
the robin on them
finches
branches
the robin
finches and branches
the robin and a robin
branches
the robin
a robin
perch on branches
the robin
perch on the branches
the robin
the branches
branches
the robin
branches
the robin
branches
the robin
the robin





Sunday, 18 September 2016

From, A Country Diary


Hill End


of fescues
of the dog violet
the fescues
eyebright
late blooming dog violet
eyebright
selfheal
a late blooming selfheal
tormentil and even a tormentil
and even tormentil
and even tormentil

rain will wash away rain
will be over
will be over
wash away their spoil
in the sun will
their spoil heaps
few weeks
in the sun heaps
and their few weeks
and all trace will disappear  
their all trace
of them
of them
will disappear
of them





Sunday, 11 September 2016

From, A Country Diary



Airedale


over my head
over my exhausted
– look –
exhausted head
a jay always
– look, a jay takes flight
in flight  
always takes flight
from the sycamore
but jays in flight
from the sycamore
as the bird exhausted
but jays
– as the bird crosses  
and exhausted crosses
the winged and the river
heavy winged
river to the
– it looks heavy  
to the meadow beyond
it looks meadow and hawthorns
and hawthorns beyond and hawthorns