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The Kestrel’s Cry

The Kestrel’s Cry - Richard Jefferies Reimagined #9

A new setting for an old favourite haiku 1 of mine about the Kestrel, inspired by a passage from the writings of Richard Jefferies ...

a light breeze
sweeping the hill
a kestrel’s cry

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The Chiffchaff

The Chiffchaff - Cameos of Birdlife #9

Listen - there he is - singing now from the hawthorn at the edge of the wood; ‘chiff-chaff, chiff-chaff, chiff‘, the thin notes hanging in the air - the arrival of Spring ...

cold easterly   the double notes of a chiffchaff 

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A Lark Rising

A Lark Rising - Reimagining Richard Jefferies #6

One of Jefferies’ favourite birds, the lark, was for him associated not only with summer days, but with the promise of summer that is felt towards the end of winter. This small bird of the light and endless blue sky, that seemed to bring a message of hope, of love even, was one he could never tire of seeing and hearing.

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