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. More recently I’ve been writing haiku about birds ... drawing inspiration from my observations and memories of 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.
distant hills across the vale skylark sing
My haiku have been published in the Wales Haiku Journal, Presence, hedgerow, Blo͞o Outlier Journal, ‘failed haiku’ and tsuri-dōrō journal. Here’s a few ...
among lily pads
Wales Haiku Journal Autumn 2020
up in the attic
Wales Haiku Journal Summer 2021
frosty morning scrumping apples redwing in the garden
The Blo͞o Outlier Journal #1 Winter 2020
primroses in the hedgerow bank a robin’s nest
Hedgerow #134 Spring 2021
... next to you
her scent of jasmine
in every room
‘failed haiku’ - A Journal of English Senryu Volume 6, Issue 67
So come, find a comfy chair and join me, if you will, on a ramble through the year, in a celebration of nature ... My occasional thoughts, poems and other scribblings can be found in my Blog here: Blog Posts. Or follow me on Twitter. 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 ...