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Starry Starry Nights

This, another of my early haiku, and an old favourite. Watching the stars, listening to the day become evening, then night; the twinkling of cottage lights appearing one by one on the distant hillsides-yellow stars, fallen from the violet, not-quite-black, sky. High up, unseen, a lone Curlew calls ...

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‘Le Merle Noir’ (Blackbird)

'Le Merle Noir' (Blackbird) - Cameos of Birdlife #10

After a period of silence, not hearing them since February, when a few warm days encouraged us out, the Blackbird have started to sing again.

early morning 
in greening woods
blackbird sing

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Sounds of Silence

Sounds of Silence - Cameos of Birdlife #5

The snow has gone now but in the last few days before spring the snow blew in with a vengeance - walking up the lane, my footsteps the only sound; my footprints just a shadow. But then a Wren sang ...

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