Photo by Brett Sayles on I caught your bright eyes staring at me;I was sorry to interrupt you plucking your kill.Then instantly up and awayYou were gone like an arrow, carcass in talonsOver low fences and hedges,Between houses to some hidden place.I admire your nobility, the efficiency Of your skill, your craft.And I understand … Continue reading Sparrowhawk

Poem ‘Raptor’

Raptor Over church, a windmill, warmer hued in a meagre sun, through copses freshly naked and into skies of madonna blue My eyes are led easily, catching the swift sole movements like a gorgeous leaf circling in elegant fall and flight It all brings a rare smile to winter's thinnest lips, this soaring, plaintive viola— … Continue reading Poem ‘Raptor’