Category Archives: Forests and wild places

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

A poem for a twitter friend from Avalon

The woods have many varied splendours Hiding in the shadows where Foxes and badgers voles and shrews And even the illusive Hare Whose magick is all supposing Bestower of such light Whose ebulliance and affection Can be observed at night … Continue reading

In the throes

In the throes of everywhere Below the tree line we The little folk Are living Its where we like to be In the flowery litter And the waters edge where we Can scuttle here And scuttle there In perpetuity Among … Continue reading

The Ash Tree Celtic tree of now 18/2-17/3

The Ash grabs all the light It can Its pinnate leaves Provide a plan A dampish base A lime rich soil Whether Oak or Ash It seems to boil Down to Ash when the liming Grows Where Dogwood and Privet … Continue reading

Hunted by cowards

Underived and archetypal Idiosyncratic they Imcomparable individuals In almost every way Elusive and nocturnal His footprints made to fool A heel bar it is always there The hairy pads that call Out to would be trackers The terrier men of … Continue reading

They walk in our midst

Theres and unsightly hideousness Sharing our spaces Their countenance countrified Forbidding faces Land owners farmers Bumpkins maybe The rustic the caustic Bloodlusting they be Throwbacks to an age Medieval before People took heed of the ways Of the law Respect … Continue reading

Our precious FOX and the lousy huntsmen

The quad bike gang The terrier men Who have their work to do To have a go at the saboteurs a proper clueless crew Often they have a terrier A shovel and a spade They open gates and close them … Continue reading

“Foxy”

Close to where I live Wild foxes like to roam Quite close to Berkhamsted castle Clearly they are at home Beautiful wee wild folk The most curious of souls Secretive and timid They have taken to their roles Quietly in … Continue reading

New years day ( a coming together of emotions)

A battle ground Awaits the eyes Of those who would be wild Ashridge in the present Witnessing this child Absent for a lifetime Whilst being hurled in flight The baying hounds In essence Clearly now in sight A new year … Continue reading

Deer in a forest from a hunters perspective

A mortal span A fleeting glance Eternity Could be a chance An unearthly hour How untimely Its in the cards Its what we do The deer may see May feel may need Some sweetness If he does succeed His randomness … Continue reading

Deer in a forest

Fealness actuality Its not a dream for you or me A forest in the mark of Dawn A deer feeds in the early morn The light exists Enduringly With His grounded form He sparingly Comes to be And freely leaps … Continue reading

Ashridge and Hares

Sleepy trees And fly agaric Toadstools Puffballs Frosted fern Shadows creeping Spiders peeping Hunting fills me With concern the National Trust Have given credence To the Hunters And the Hare Hare today And gone tomorrow Soon Hares wont be anywhere

Ashridge Protest 9/12/2018

The monument bathed in sunlight The air was crisp and we The protectors of the wild ones Came out to stand and be Messengers to the many Passing by who might Forget that in these glorious woods The wild souls … Continue reading

The Hunt and the role of the sabs

Despite the law Despite the will The red fox gets no break Trained foxhounds And the riders Track chase and partake The killing of the red fox A controversial way Its supposedly rural culture Thats what the toffs all say … Continue reading

Planet Earth from the perspective of the indigenous peoples

Actists defenders protectors Of the land More of them are being killed Is it hard to understand They are the heartfelt warriors Their morality they share Often abused and maltreated And martyred everywhere Anguished and ansgt ridden Victimized they be … Continue reading

Karawatha overpass

Building roads and caring About wild habitat That is what is needed Thats where we should be at Arches paths and walkways For the animals of the field For wild birds to cross safely A partnership to yield All the … Continue reading

A Wild life smuggler’s story

Some of the rich and some politicians And People in the know People who think they have made it Who have a big ego Whose mindfulness is zero Whose arrogance is high Who think because they have money They can … Continue reading

Visiting an old forest

A broad canvas beckons Kalkalpen by name The Austrian Alps Densely wooded the claim Forgotten ruins Litter the place Being reabsorbed With ultimate grace Old forges and foundries Furnaces too Rusted already From seasons of dew Pine forests looming Shrouded … Continue reading

Rajah’s Makaibari

The miracle that was Makaibari Took on an exciting turn A realization A philosophy of existence So as to learn An undeniable positive What may have appeared a dream In the mind of a giant With an enduring stream That … Continue reading

Bodiless

Bodiless bears A mystery Scattered across the forest floor Something no one dare ignore A blach bear headless With its penis Bitten off and left Bleeding, such destructiveness I was left bereft Yellowstone Its paradise Away across each scene What … Continue reading

An appeal to President Lenin Moreno of Ecuador

Long before you They had settled In the virgins palace where The jungle swept above them Where the sun had bleached their hair Guardians steeped in romance spirited and free Who lived close to their mother It was where she … Continue reading

Gamekeepers and their apparent roles

Apparently the CV of one such Man we hear Is he manages the countryside So as to make it clear There is sufficient shooting and angling Infact he seeks to provide the victims So that others can react Employed by … Continue reading

Areas where wildness prevails

its seems to be a world away From where most of us dwell Where GAIA in a moment of magic Cast her spell The softness of the litter From The leaves Under our feet So Yielding and compressible So Relaxing … Continue reading