Posted tagged ‘harebell’

Harebell

November 1, 2012

Harebell - geograph.org.uk - 201688

As summer fell
Away to autumn
I found
A solitary harebell
In the long grass
Where knapweed
And yellow rattle
Flower purple and gold.

That tiny splash
Of eggshell blue caught
The ripples of the wind
And danced,
And I danced too
With sheer delight.

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Seven Barrows

June 26, 2010

seven barrows orchid
Wild orchids
Keep vigil
In a profusion of beauty,
On this sacred site
Where travellers paused
To lay
Their cherished ones
Beneath green mounds.

Rasping corncrake,
Pheasant
Raucous crow
Ebb and flow,
Cry to the wind,
Their sounds spin through time.
Nothing disturbs
These silent bones.

Under harebell and kidney vetch
Remains mingle with grey dust,
Contained in the vessels of their lives.
Here in this place
I am framed,
Caught
In an eternal warp
Of space and time.

seven barrows mound
Seven Barrows is a Bronze Age Cemetery in the Lambourne Valley.