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
My chief delight is in nature, and when I read a book, or look at a painting, it is to find something about nature in it. So it is with writing, where I try to express the feeling engendered by nature which is, to me, the most important thing in life (After W H Hudson – ‘Afoot in England’ – 1909).
But mostly I write and blog about, well about birds. So it seemed natural that when I first started writing haiku they were also about birds ... taking inspiration from nature, but also from paintings of birds, their songs, and from the nature writings and essays of some of our greatest nature writers and poets—insightful reflections of birds—in art and anecdote, poetry and prose.
distant hills across the vale skylark sing
My haiku have been published in the Wales Haiku Journal, Presence, hedgerow, Blo͞o Outlier Journal and tsuri-dōrō journal. Here’s a few ...
among lily pads
down the quarry face
rain turns to sleet
Wales Haiku Journal Autumn 2020
frosty morning scrumping apples redwing in the garden
The Blo͞o Outlier Journal #1 Winter 2020
from the park
primroses in the hedgerow bank a robin’s nest
Hedgerow #134 Spring 2021
So come, find a comfy chair and join me, if you will, as I ramble through the year, in a celebration of birds ... 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 header image is from a painting by Eoin Mac Lochlainn, and is featured here with permission.
Eoin is an award winning, practicing, Irish visual artist who also writes a stunning blog about his interests, his inspirations, some stories about the art scene in Ireland, and other musings ...