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winter creatures

it was a field of lapwings that drew my eye,
huddled into the ground, amongst the wintering gulls
plaintive in their cry.

where i stood, no neighbours shared,
a perfect openness
in which to breath the soft, and gently cooling air.

in fields adjoining sheep stand central,
all as one, calm smouldering eyes
become shadows,
and blend themselves into dusk.

then they are just an object
a shape, as indistinct
as the stars that shine on me from space.

i am amongst the winter creatures
and such is my joy,
for in their arms i am restful,
coaxed calmly into night,
given strength to plough the furrow long;
to carry on.

look how the smoke blows,
distant chimneys sending out their signals,
and into heaven as their pillars rise,
i am frozen, and held captive,
by this moment, and by my life.

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  • devotee1
    devotee1about 1 year ago

    Very beautiful, Uncleblack. Outstanding poetry!

  • really glad you enjoyed it devotee, thank you, as always..

    – uncleblack

  • erichbiemer
    erichbiemerabout 1 year ago

    outstanding indeed….

  • much appreciated erich, thank you

    – uncleblack

  • Donna19
    Donna19about 1 year ago

    Congratulations, beautiful imagery

  • thank you so much Donna..sorry my replies are taking longer than normal..

    – uncleblack

  • su2anne
    su2anneabout 1 year ago

    such imagery…i’m transported

  • really glad you liked it su2anne, many many thanks

    – uncleblack

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 1 year ago

    Wonderful imagery lk :) cf’s :)

  • mucho thanks kt :)) cb’s n cp’s lk

    – uncleblack

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