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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Dawn chorus

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/55JbpC7gKzMR623TF1bkj2j/brett-westwoods-guide-to-international-dawn-chorus-day Get into the Rhythm of International Dawn Chorus Day 2020 International Dawn Chorus Day is held on the first Sunday in May each year, which falls on May 3rd in 2020. The event is promoted by the Wildlife Trust and this is the perfect opportunity for nature lovers to gather at dawn in one Read more about Dawn chorus[…]

Late Spring

Monday – late Spring The moon slides into darkness, meteors shower. I settle into stillness, slowing down to the speed of sound. Able to hear and see the world around,able to notice the colours of a fishes eyelids. The still bare branches of the Ash trees clack gently against each other,wood on wood in the wind.Their hearts wrapped in Read more about Late Spring[…]