Category Archives: Forests and wild places

My wild red friend

Wild he be And VOLES he will see and hear and dig the vole his treat For a certain sweetness  of its meat  Beneath  the grassy roots he will be ou rough pasture Neglected and free parting  the grass a … Continue reading

Buttercups

Buttercups and daisies the little knotted rings children  made for mothers Ranuncular  he sings  beautifully the legend says this glossy yellow flower that grows in grassy meadows And captures solar power  this is chiefly to attract insects and to make … Continue reading

On the trail

On the trail of brother fox reading signs and comprehending for foxes in their wily way Are never  shy  For they are sending messages as to what they do For those  who care and take   a view  night is … Continue reading

Insufficient evidence

Insufficient evidence That’s the judgement here A lack of understanding Of the foresight and the fear We who are the wild ones Birds and mammals we Will suffer as life gets tougher Than we every hoped it could be An … Continue reading

DAWN

My blue dress Every stitch is pure enchantment A night sky over a wild forest Where the tiniest bats Doth fly Walking slowly through a grove Brushing the ransoms green The wafting of earths aroma Adding to the scene Ahead … Continue reading

Oestra and the woodland

A walk in the woodland With a sharp eye to see The beautiful pasqueflower Wind born and free It’s feathery sepals A sentinel who Is a signboard to Spring When the coolest of dew Hangs from the leaves It’s a … Continue reading

Bird and fox killers

Natural England Has that ring About it’s name That seems to bring A consciousness into the fore But the current death toll We ignore Nearly 600 foxes died And 800 crows on the other side Slaughtered sadly alive no more … Continue reading

Into the Rainbow Bridge so many were taken

The hedgerows hold the cover Where Wildness did exist So many victims quietly stolen from the mist Of time as earths were emptied By the prowling poacher man The National Park in Pembrokeshire Across the years did span Snares and … Continue reading

Peace and quiet of a country walk

The peace and quiet The solitude The existential need To share the undying spirit In the countryside and feed Off of the glorious naturalness That abounds in all our hearts The physical The tangible How the visionary imparts So much … Continue reading

Wind flowers

Anemone or wind flower It ornaments our woods It grows by shooting clusters Downwards And it’s little hoods On slender stems Are modest Are delicate and frail Stoop and try to touch it’s petals When it suddenly can pale Into … Continue reading

A set pattern does not lead to a bright future

It’s back to front It’s pure inversion An undermining Revolution The badger wild soul Sett in stone Stands his ground And though alone Takes on the arrogant farmer who Lies through his back teeth Nothings true When TB really is … Continue reading

Wickedness

The wicked ways the slippery slope The iniquitous hanging from a rope The despicable criminality what is complete depravity The covetous the miscreants Humanity who sees the need To abuse their place in history And by so doing then succeed … Continue reading

Wild Hunters

That kindly disposition That amiability A family with such closeness With wild ability Responsiveness and caring Chivalrous both be The great Mother behind them Overflowing empathy Up against pure cussedness The spitefulness of man Who calls himself a hunter Making … Continue reading

Thanks Karen

To walk lightly in the forest Through the landscape that we share All those natural forces And of the wild folk that live there The geographical energies The magnetic spirit too The wells the streams Our collective dreams It’s what … Continue reading

Fear

Unadulterated fear As far as the eyes can see The heat that’s coming at us Being felt by me An agony where all I know Is rapidly no more All the trees The birds and bees Are in an unholy … Continue reading

Characterless scumbags

characterless scumbags Fox chasing knobs Pitiless scroungers Merciless bounders Risen in station Their new found salvation guilty as sin And transgression that Skin Over many margins For censured they be Shameful and blushing So obdurate thee Make no excuses For … Continue reading

If Massachusetts can do it so can the world

The reasoning power of many And the consciousness of some The inner child whose spirit Who perhaps may put their thumb Directly onto a problem With hindsight probably May browse for hours And smell the flowers Before commenting thoughtfully Distracted … Continue reading

Norway’s shame

The circle of the spirit And the magic of each day Understanding Nature It really is a way Of transforming one’s existence Of generating soul Of creating true enlightenment By being in control The reed that gives the life force … Continue reading

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

Who will be the survivors in the long run.?

North of the Niger River An ancient city stands The capital of Mali Timbuktu whose lands Are on the Sahara fringes Where barren wilderness The land of the Tuoreg Where the heat can stress A land ofcourse where camels ply … Continue reading

Rosemary Bush

Pretty little lilac coloured rosemary In bloom A certainty and sureness Reliably in tune With April’s attestation And natures testimony Clusters of persuasion And infallibility. A myriad of splendour Unequivocally Dancing in the early breeze Its how it has to … Continue reading