monday verse: snowdrop

Now is the globe shrunk tight Round the mouse's dulled wintering heart Weasel and crow, as if moulded in brass, Move through an outer darkness Not in their right minds, With the other deaths. She, too, pursues her ends, Brutal as the stars of this month, Her pale head heavy as metal. Snowdrop by Ted … Continue reading monday verse: snowdrop

monday verse: wind

This house has been far out at sea all night, The woods crashing through darkness, the booming hills, Winds stampeding the fields under the window Floundering black astride and blinding wet Till day rose; then under an orange sky The hills had new places, and wind wielded Blade-light, luminous black and emerald, Flexing like the … Continue reading monday verse: wind

monday verse: gulls aloft

Gulls are glanced from the lift of Of cliffing air And left Loitering in the descending drift, Or tilt gradient and go Down steep invisible clefts in the grain Of air, blading against the blow, Back-flip, wisp Over the foam-galled green Building seas from Gulls Aloft by Ted Hughes We came across this couple feeding the … Continue reading monday verse: gulls aloft

monday verse: shells

From that gigantic bed of the sea Where darkness on time Begets pearl, monster and anemone Only shells come To chatter of emptiness, or lie Lovely as dumb. from Shells by Ted Hughes Another photo from our recent trip to the UK this week. We were staying on the coast, so of course a walk … Continue reading monday verse: shells

monday verse: daffodils

  The daffodils Were incidental gilding of the deeds, Treasure trove. They simply came, And they kept on coming. As if not from the sod but falling from heaven. Our lives were still a raid on our own good luck. We knew we’d live forever. We had not learned What a fleeting glance of the … Continue reading monday verse: daffodils