From tiny beginnings to oceans I discovered the world in words


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

April 7

April 5 Easter Monday

todays firsts
limp fingered gloves
horse chestnut
leaves break free
first bluebells
non native
flower beside daffodils
(C) EPM (septolet)


Believe in new beginnings
Little hawthorn leaves uncurl
Oval hazel leaves stretch out
Some deer graze in the field
Start over on this sunny day
Only you can make the change
Make this your day to blossom
………you can open up and flower

April 3

overhead jet
pierces the azure sky
buzzard circles

March 31

stars open and shine
daffodils nod to birdsong
natures music forsythia hedge
(C) EPM (sidlak)

March 28

a brisk wind
gave camillia blooms
their freedom to dance
beside the garden wall

but what is freedom
if you can’t
return to home

March 25

buttons of sunshine
my jacket unfastened


This day.

If this equinox is the doorway to spring
where daffodils bloom and song birds sing
and World Poetry Day lingers on the step
for words some written and some not yet
of portals to honour the newness of life
where stories we write are both love and strife

open the door a smidge, take a peep
at Seamus Heaney, John Clare and John Keats
or take up your pencil and scribe us a line
for nature and work days in rain and fine
are there for the telling in every sense
through doorways and gateways along the fence

the barn door, the garage, the cupboard, the church
the sycamore, oak tree, the laurel, the birch
a walk in the springtime, a day on the farm
or driving a lorry, the road rage, the calm
wherever you are, whatever you say
take up your pencil and write for today.

(written 21 March 2021)

March 20

paper peeling bark
rolls and scrolls this silver birch
tells natures story

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