Twice daily flocks of redshanks, godwits and sandpipers
patiently wait for the tidal water to recede,
the ebbing water reveals pristine mud filled with snails and
crustaceans allowing a variety of birds to feed.
A fluid cloud murmuration of numerous starlings, an avian
ethereal performance at deepening twilight,
safety in numbers, seeking a warm sheltered roost for
the approaching cool ebony velvet night.
The distinctive elongated neck flight position of Bewick
swans arriving after flying long distances west,
against a billowing stormy grey sky, a sunlit flowing white
cape of knots leave their shoreline rest.
The call of monochrome oystercatchers as they fly
overhead at sunrise out to the nearby coast,
the inquisitive dark liquid stare of a watchful barn owl
briefly perched on a weathered fence post.
A flock of calling and squeaking Brent geese leave
overnight roosts as one to feed at first light,
the muted rhythmical whisper of their wing feathers
beating overhead silently conveys their flight.
The black and white avocet, an elegant avian society
emblem, feeding in a brackish coastal lagoon,
on a shadowed marsh the obsidian silhouettes of resting
geese are outlined by the silver full moon.
Smooth water embellished with ascending concentric
ripples created by singular droplets of rain,
the lonely call of a solitary speckled curlew flying
above a rippled deserted beach plain.
The undulating melody of a skylark’s solo emanates from
blue sky, the song distant but crystal clear,
watching foraging sandpipers with distinguishing
elongated beaks in a tidal pond at Minsmere.
The accomplished flight of migratory swallows diligently
skimming low ground after innumerable flies,
the progressive crescendo of sunlight and song as birds
and wildlife awaken shortly before sunrise.
Feeling the wind and sun, appreciating the serenity of
birdwatching, an interest you loved so dear,
whenever I hear winter geese overhead, or a robin’s eloquent
melody, this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.
A poem can express innermost emotions after the loss of a loved one or friend.
My poetry is written to be gently uplifting and evocative, reminding the reader or listeners of the loved one or friend’s joy of birdwatching as a professional, hobby or watching the birds in the garden.
My poems have been very well received at both church and crematorium services, by funeral directors and add a very personal accolade.
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|Digital Download – 6 verses||£11.95|
|Digital Download – 10 verses||£15.95|
|White A4 Print – 6 verses||£14.95|
|Ivory A4 Print – 6 verses||£14.95|
|White A3 Print – 10 verses||£19.95|
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