Wind and light

“Both light and shadow are the dance of love” Rumi Gemini New Moon Heart journey. Furry fledglings appear. Furry feather balls in the guise ofsparrow, owl and woodpecker chicksSaturday. Vertical rain and a headache. The sky is fast today, wind chasing the clouds along. The sun breaks through momentarily,bouncing light off of my bathwater projecting Read more about Wind and light[…]

From the Heart of the World. The Elder Brother’s warning

The Kogi (/ˈkoʊɡi/ KOH-gee), or Cogui, or Kágaba, meaning “jaguar” in the Kogi language,[2] are an indigenous ethnic group that live in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains in northern Colombia. Their civilization has continued since the Pre-Columbian era. https://bookishnature.wordpress.com/tag/james-lovelock/ Rodriguez – Crucify your mind. Was it a huntsman or a playerThat made you pay the costThat now assumes relaxed positionsAnd prostitutes your loss?Were you Read more about From the Heart of the World. The Elder Brother’s warning[…]

Sparrows Squabble

Sparrow squabble,  Flex and fight, Sounding my call to prayer. It’s chillier today  The honeysuckle sprawls it’s canopy above me. The neighbours shout greetings. The foxgloves buds gently part, hinting at the pinkness they promise And the strawberries hold their first fruits high above a sea of marjoram. The sun, still trying to peep through, Read more about Sparrows Squabble[…]

The dance of light and Shadow

The Dance of Light and Shadow Releasing my grip and falling back into the flow I see the black cat curled in the dappled shade. Light ripples flickering across the hedge, breathing life into everything it touches. Shadows dance. The Sweet rocket swaying, scents the air. Jackdaws glide, leaves rustle. Branches bend and bow, bouncing Read more about The dance of light and Shadow[…]

The New Man

Dr Zach Bush Bear Grylls https://www.abebooks.co.uk/9781434703583/Sons-Lessons-Wild-Adventure-Called-1434703584/plp James May Manlab. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0105yvp Steve Biddulph Raising Boys. https://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/1999/jun/20/life1.lifemagazine1 https://biblio.co.uk/book/raising-boys-why-boys-different-how/d/1268884175

Thunder

A snow of scatterseed settles in a  fleecy blanket,A late frost is anticipated. The thunder rolls and rumbles. Growling and cracking as it gets closer. The swallows pile off en masseWill whittles his pipe. Gareth and Ben thin the vegetable seedlings Sheep bleet and baa. The air quivers in anticipation  But still the dandelion seeds float Read more about Thunder[…]

William Wordsworth and Shuntaro Tanikawa

Shuntaro Tanikawa Poet https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000j12m BBC Radio 4 Beyond Belief – Wordsworth. 2020 marks 250 years since the birth of William Wordsworth, one of England’s most celebrated poets. Wordsworth and his friend and colleague Samuel Taylor Coleridge were pioneers of English Romanticism and they produced works including The Excursion, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Read more about William Wordsworth and Shuntaro Tanikawa[…]

Take me I’m yours

The poem today A tawny owl roosts in a nearby garden. Swifts flash and glimmer as they chase each other across the sky, Clematis and Veronica bloom,Honeysuckle and Elderflower bud. Hawkbit stems stand tall amid grasses already going to seed.And the branches of the Ash tree, outstretched in wild abandon, Each tip raised up toward Read more about Take me I’m yours[…]

Rhythms of Life

Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction by Russell Foster and Leon Kreitzman  “We have been aware of circadian rhythms for thousands of years without realizing what they were, how they worked, or how crucial they are for our health and well-being. In the 4th century bc, Androsthenes, one of Alexander the Great’s sea captains, described the daily Read more about Rhythms of Life[…]