in garden. clipped. wrapped. silent

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The castle on the hill
Stands like a fortress now
High sloping roof
For the snow
The howling winds
The silence~

Surrounded by hard paths
All swept
Clean of summer
Now nothing moves
Step altered

Grass paths
Worn anew leaf specked
Lead silent
Towards the empty space
Where a new sown meadow waits uncut
Full of clover clumps
Buttercup and daisy roots
Where seed of poppy on new earth
Traces the shape
Of the old shed

Now gone

Green box
Clipped like soldiers
Stand motionless in wind
Sentries snipped
In control~

While rain lashes
The silly sprawling fig
Still shooting buds
In the hope of finding Spring again

The beech hedge
By the door
Reduced recently
By a noisy chain
Stands silent too~
Leaves tight in hold
Still there
The view


See the starry hedge
By the creaking fence
Still breathing
Wind whipped
Holding onto
Summer’s song
While leaves astir
In gentle hold
Hide a secret~
In her leafy hollow
Underneath her gentle boughs~
Where they can see
The mists the moon
Play hide and seek ~
Her secret womb
The nesting place
Abandoned now
By flying things
And summer’s stars ~

It’s where you’ll hear her
When she weeps
In autumn rain
~Still spangling from last summer’s sun
Still waiting

Gill McGrath© ~ November 9~ written October 5


color in the wind

Not so long ago we watched through the window as the fences fell over in a storm, one by one, like a pack of cards, all round the property. The high winds today have been pretty much the same, whistling and crashing all day. The fences (restored) are holding up, but it has been a day for tying down the dustbins… and checking other things….

on this slanting roof.
Catkins. horizontal in the wind. hang on
Iris. buds. still looking strong.
One bird. fluffed. hidden. nearly
Two flying things. sailing. having fun
Yellow fields. powdering.the air
Hedges. clipped. behaving…Ah!
The cherry blossom…
petals like snow
to the
Counting each one. ~ Gill McGrath © May5

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2015 05 05 DSCN3394 GM© cherry blossom fall (all day)
Gill McGrath© May 5. And More wind tomorrow

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and so the morning came …..

full moon
same place
where flowers bathe in the dew….

….Last night
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This morning….
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~ in the meadow

Gill McGrath© May 4 Bank Holiday Monday

First three frames at 10.22 pm to 10.23 pm last evening ~ full moon~ wind
Remaining frames same place between 6.05 and 6.10 am today ~ breeze
Sky project©

cheery song link: Press V

extra late rise link:
and so the morning came

rain. snow. a little bit of sun

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first thing
to see
a tree
through rain
on a window
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the pigeon outside
the pink and blue air
no sun anywhere~
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the deep blue cloud
hanging on a line
of little indigo trees
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out of view
in falling snow ~ by 10
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~ then at 4
the sun decides to shine
where the deep blue cloud
is still glued to the trees
now a pretty shade of green!
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then at 5.21~ just in time
a special little plate
of marshmallows
for tea
Gill McGrath© so sooo cold all day. February 23