Big Mind

By a busy road,

A flurry of willow seeds –

Settles on the verge.

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05.01.2017 New Year/Inertia

Ice lines the river,

A swan rises heavily –

Shattering silence.

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24.12.16. Burial

The smell of damp earth,

Leaves turn to mulch underfoot –

Burying chestnuts.

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22.12.2016 Solstice

White mist on white frost,

Waking from the longest night –

The fen takes a breath.

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Past glories

White thistle-heads nod,

Solitary buttercups –

Reflected glory.

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Impermanence:

Lights dance on the sea,

Sand martins leave their burrows –

Washed-up jellyfish.

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Secrets:

Behind a white screen,

A song for absent parents –

May blossom, Cuckoo.

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Entering the stream:

With circular wave,

A raindrop enters the stream –

Irises tremble.

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All in the mind.

Silence, clunk, silence,

Breathing in the warming breeze –

The diaphragm door.

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A slow race

On the sun-warmed tarmac,

Snails glide towards cover –

Where pink blossom falls.

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