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Archive for April, 2021

April 26

a cluster of stars
look up through the trees
wood anemone
(C) EPM

April 25

supermarket shopping
not everybodies thrill
but I have been today
and am elated, it was brill
it is just a little scooter
now I venture where I will
I have been to Moss Bank park
and Brockholes up the hill
standing stones above the river
in the sunshine fit the bill
(C) EPM

April 24

among reed grass
hazel spreads her pleated leaves
these summer skirts
(C) EPM

April 22

sweet April
spring blossom
magnolia scent
blue sky and
sunshine
.
the swallows
are back

(C)EPM (septolet)

April 20

mobility
scooter day
shall I, shan’t I
.
freedom of motion
freedom of pain
all summer
to play
(C) EPM (septolet)

April 17

Today I watched a mother do a reflexology on her son. Outside on a lawn in the sunshine. A passing brimstone did not disturb the moment. I am just sitting here among the bird song and pink rhodedendrons.

The mullioned windows of Rufford Old Hall reflect the sun. Still the birds sing against a one sided phone call and the hum of traffic on the main road. A shiny little beetle crawls between the courtyard cobbles and a lone wasp investigates the old brickwork.

All the time the birds sing. I wonder where that chiff chaff is ? The blackthorn hedge is in a drift of white blossom.

such love in springtime
did I really feel her touch
the kiss of sweet song.
(C) EPM (haibun)

April 16

between blackbirds song
chiff chaff chiff chaff calls
lichen yellowed trees

(C) EPM (Jack Collum Lune)

April 12

The sun was warm
then cold wind blew
across the lake
came shadow clouds
to chill my spot
but not my view

this changing scene
this changing life
this motion

(C) EPM

April11

overnight
snow fell
around the daffodils
now sunshine, blue sky
.
spring? or winter?
.
(C) EPM (elfje with alternative bomb)

April 7

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