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Haiku, Bird and Owls

A young friend of mine is writing a Haiku a Day for January. I loved this one that she posted this morning and have her permission to share it with you. I love the alliteration and the mind picture of the birds tugging the dawn awake – delightful. Thank you, N and for the photo.

Early morning mauve
sky brightens; tugged alert by
boisterous beaks of birds

Bird on a branch Photo taken by Natalie Doig

More birds – some lovely owls on a tin that came at Christmas full of delicious biscuits, now, sadly, all gone! Thanks, S.

Biscuit tin

 
 

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A Poem, A Dog and Wisteria

Regular readers will know how I appreciate a good poem, one that speaks to me. A one time pupil who became a student in our Training School, then a colleague and latterly a friend has written a delightful poem telling of the sudden temperature change that has been seen all over the UK today though without any hail or snow here in Cornwall. Natalie has given me permission to use her poem in tonight’s blog. Thank you, Natalie, I love the picture conjured up by your words.  The alliteration in

Sending the dog doollally
Dancing a dervish
Round the living room

is perfect!

Bella, photo taken by Natalie Doig

 

The temperature slumped
The light was sucked from
Us by cumulus nimbus,
Glooming black shroud,
Cracked open with a jolt
Of pink lightening,
And spitting balls of ice,
Which bounced on the lawn
Sending the dog doollally
Dancing a dervish
Round the living room
Spilling tea in scampering happiness,
At least someone was astonished
By April’s apocalyptic weather
Wagging her tail
Until the sun reemerged.

By Natalie Doig

I did take a photo of some gorgeous Wisteria but my camera didn’t have its memory card in – sorry!

 

 

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