Hello, thanks for dropping by. I’m Clive by the way, sometime philosopher, thinker, dreamer, birdwatcher, poet, and occasional writer. Living and writing in beautiful North Wales.
still waters a fish jumps ... through my reflection
Mostly I write and blog about, well birds. More recently I’ve been writing haiku about birds.
distant hills across the vale skylark sing
My haiku have been regularly featured in Wales Haiku Journal edited by award winning haiku poet, Paul Chambers, and published in partnership with the Wales Arts Review.
among lily pads
down the quarry face
rain turns to sleet
(Wales Haiku Journal Autumn 2020)
I’ve also written an eChapbook of haiku - ‘Feathered Skies’ - published by Proletaria (Spring 2020). You can read and download (PDF) the collection by following the link here: ‘Feathered Skies’. It’s free! And reads great on a Kindle.
So come, find a comfy chair and join me, if you will, as I ramble through the year, in a celebration of birds - in art and anecdote, poetry and prose ... My latest thoughts, poems and other scribblings can be found in my Blog here: Blog Posts. And please don’t be shy on leaving a comment - I’d love to hear from you ...
The featured image is from an original watercolour of Cranborne Chase by Philip L Eden, member of the British Watercolour Society (1924)
I've drawn extensively on the resources of the Richard Jefferies Society in particular the Blog managed by Dr Rebecca Welshman with Simon Coleman who have already done much of the transcription of Jefferies writings enabling me to reference quite long passages without having to copy type from the original text of his books and essays.