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Calanais Rainbow

Bridge over sky Cauldron over Earth Ancestor stones give out the energy That defines the dark and light See the colour How it changes Within the cauldron all is light Holds the wisdom of the old ones Without the cauldron… Continue Reading →

Froggy Goes a Courting

Origins of folksongs. Just listening to a BBC4 programme about Cecil B Sharpe and there was a lovely Appalachian rendition of Froggy Goes a Courting, they said it’s “just a children’s song” and also that it’s a nursery rhyme. Oh… Continue Reading →

Cawwwww !!!

Rushing blousy August Blows the tits around the house Swallows dive for food Carried sideways But the crows, oh the crows … Watch them sliding. slipping, stalling Playing the wind Screaming their defiance as it tries to blow them of… Continue Reading →

Wind

Wind I come home to wind Autumn wind But it’s only July I come home to wind Sounding the chimney Like it was November But it’s only July I come home to wind Whipping the trees Shaking the leaves Blowing… Continue Reading →

Aeron Flies

Eyes flare Feet itch Wings twitch Wind ruffles feathers Lift … float This is my element, my land Video & images Dyfi Osprey Project Land Song Series © Elen Sentier 2017 all rights reserved #mondayblogs #poetry-daily @Poetry_Daily ‏ @MondayBlogs 

Moorhen Chicks

Black fluff, feather fluff, Red cap, red beak. Plop! Float like natural, Perch on leaf, Lily holds him, Mother feeds him, Life is good. Nest on island, Hidden shelter, In the reeds. Mother knows, Hides them safely From the eaters… Continue Reading →

Still as Ghosts

after watching the video ringing of the Dyfi osprey chicks 2017 Thump! Crash! Up from the ground the thing comes. Still as ghosts we sit. Smell! Scent! Sound! It peers over the edge of the nest. Still as ghosts we… Continue Reading →

Rain from Heaven

Sipping, slurping, gulping, burping Garden thirsty for the rain Leaves unfurling, roots uncurling Supping up the soft wet rain Flowers dripping, grass-heads tipping Holding shiny beads of rain Lady’s Mantle holds the candle Cupping silver drops of rain Heaven opens,… Continue Reading →

Midsummer Turning of the Year

Today the sun moves on Three days he has stood still Rising at the same point on the horizon While the two kings wrestle Oak has been the guardian Caring for the Lady Since the Sun-Return of Midwinter Now it… Continue Reading →

Hunter in Darkness

Whiskers twitching Ears listening Eyes slit She senses her prey in the gloaming light Night holds no terrors Except for Man Him she shuns eludes Escapes if she can Whiskers twitching in the gloaming light On the wild island where… Continue Reading →

Dragon Bones

River rushing, tumbling streaming Flowing faster than your dreaming River runs between the stones Washing clean the dragon’s bones Forest crowding round the brink Will you swim or will you sink Trees and water, bones of earth Cross the bridge… Continue Reading →

The Mother’s Blanket

High up The road goes on Over the cliff of nowhere Into the lands of everywhere The Mother’s blanket Blue and white and grey Hangs over all Giving the water of life Land Songs Series © Elen Sentier 2017 all rights… Continue Reading →

Purple Light

Soft woolly blanket of clouds Reaches out covering the sky Sun rips Yellow-gold leaves shine in the purple light Robin sings Land Songs Series © Elen Sentier 2017 all rights reserved

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