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Six Overcoats

October 27, 2012

Although this beech tree copse is just a couple of miles from where I live it was six overcoats colder this afternoon. The icy blast from the North whipped the trees into a crazy orchestra.

Beech Copse

We were glad to join the skeletons warming themselves by the log burner in the Courthill Tea Room.

Skeletons by the fire


Hunger Moon

June 16, 2010

Like marble,
A cold, empty plate,
The late winter moon
Jagged pieces gleam
Through stark branches
Over a lean, hungry world.

A thin wind turns,
Through withered, bony fingers
Of dark, skeletal trees.
Ancient voices whisper
Murmur, plead.