Water Bowl

water bowl

left out for a cat who’s died

a blackbird splashes in

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This poem was inspired by my garden and the birds who visit. And, to finish, here’s Julian Cope, the very sane – the only man who gets a pass while rocking a ponytail and tights combo –

Sea in the distance

sea in the distance

its small arm shakes in the bird’s beak

baby turtle

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This poem was inspired by a TV programme about the Great Barrier Reef, which was beautiful and sad. And, to finish, here’s Dinah Washington and Max Richter, mashed up by Robbie Robertson of The Band for a Martin Scorcese film –

Old Cedar

 

old cedar

gnarled from the weather’s grip

saying our goodbyes

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This poem was inspired by the photo of a Colorado cedar, which was taken by Paloma during her travels on the road.  Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find a working link to any of Paloma’s blogs to share here (!?).

And, to finish, here’s Ian Dury and the Blockheads –

March Wind

 

a wagtail I spook

veers from one buffet to the next

March wind

 

the clack of bare branches

lost in the swish of leaves soon

March wind

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These poems were inspired by a blustery day.  And, to finish, because March gales are clearly the exact same shape as a devil’s haircut, here’s Beck –