Category Archives: Forests and wild places

Wild

The wilderness in Winter To realise it’s way Enduring and perpetual every single day Subsisting as so many do Within the confines there Where winter casts its shadows And causes some despair A canvas blank and snowy white With silhouettes … Continue reading

Yule at the ancient henge

We are witness to the ancientness That encompasses the soul The unique hues of Autumns past Just memories that roll Forward like the passing clouds Less colourful its true A mantle of slate grey above For Winters here and we … Continue reading

Thomas Alexander HUNTER ARKANSAS

The shock and surprise Now before his eyes The Deer he had shot At, It lay Quietly remembering Much better times Til he came to gloat On that day He had pumped shots Into me, I was ailing A deer … Continue reading

Orangutan

Inherited characteristics That mindful chemistry The Orangutan its innermost True heredity Are Doomed it seems For it happens that Palm oil is the way Plantations are more lucrative That is what they say Allowed the space Allowed the run To … Continue reading

Elderflowers

creamy white crinoline Lace of desire Out in the hedgerows Sent to Inspire Loves growing near water Holds such dignity Ruled by the moon And grows vigorously It makes a good hedge With the Hawthorn as they Both enjoy Cherry … Continue reading

Monkey huddle

Our gatherings are increasing Victims everywhere The trees are being logged away Our life is now despair Collectively we are suffering Slash and burn is here Change and alteration As great swathes of life They clear So many repercussions We … Continue reading

Galium Adarine the plant of many names

A deftness and adroitness With resourceful ingenuity From Saxon times to now we see Goose grass growing frantically A weed tis said of hedgerows where Much has been said but few will share It’s cunning stance it’s mastery And it’s … Continue reading

Master mistress schooling

Master Mistress schooling Pooling ruling fooling who The trees in leaf The sky above so grey And it is time For a giant BEECH Someone did teach It’s roots were shallow laid The weight of this A maidens kiss The … Continue reading

Blue bells

Lovers of light With a presence so true Like a beautiful swarm Like a great sea of blue Born out of ancientness The forest floor Lights up with colour More so than before Lovers of lime rich soils Flowering April … Continue reading

Dandelions

An amazing golden floral gift For bees and butterflies Rich in pollen and nectar For anything that flies Every part of this plant Root right up to flower Can be eaten throughout the year And it will give you power … Continue reading