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May Medley

A Calendar of Haiku - May

Sedge Warbler Sing

Silent for most of the year, in late April or early May, for a few weeks boy can you hear them, as they sing all day and often into the night.

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The Dawn Chorus

The Dawn Chorus

It’s 6am! Damn, I overslept. I never oversleep. Well only sometimes. Ever since I can remember I’ve woken around dawn, as those first rays of light peek around the edge of the curtains and slide under the door.

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Archibald Thorburn (1860 – 1935)

Archibald Thorburn (1860 – 1935)

Archibald Thorburn (1860 – 1935) is one of Britain’s best known watercolour artists, particularly known for his pictures of birds and mammals placed in beautiful harmonious landscapes.

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Birds of the Night

Listening, thinking of nothing, simply living in the sound of the night, the world seems more alive; the dusky green of field and hedge a monochrome greyish-silver in the pale light, the telegraph poles stark black throwing spooky shadows across the fields. A Barn Owl hunting along the edge of the wood - ghostly white. A Curlew calling.

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The River Bank

Along the river bank under the boughs, cows graze placidly; a chiffchaff calls ...

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