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Old Friday 13th October 2017, 10:11   #1
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A Woodward Walk

The cloak black Blackbird slips between shadows to gulp the haw,
As a Greenfinch, sitting sideways along the sycamore
Gnaws at hips, scissoring the red fruit, sorting seed.

The time bomb tick of Robins:
A Wren churrs an alarm from the briar,
Bar-tail cocked, wingtips vibrating.

The wind pushes like a tide against the beeches,
As fish-sided cirrus swim across the sky:
A world turned on the season.

In the juxtaposition of holly and oak two Goldcrests
Almost hidden between wet-red berry and glossy leaf
Disappear beyond the probing sun into deep darkness.

Beyond the bank of the burning hedge
A solitary Skylark dribbles its honeydew against
The blue, undulating on a rise above the stubble.
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I've worked it out. You are a modern day Keats. Your descriptions are so stunning and evocative. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, H2.
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Thanks, Kits.

This is the poem I lost twice while posting - so it's good to get it down again.

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I am so glad you managed to post it.
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