VICTORIA BRIDGE

I sit by the Liffey

Water mirrors the trees

A fox meanders across the bank

Striking terror

A frightened Blackbird takes off

Leaving a trail of fright

Lorries screech at the bridge

I watch two pigeons making love

A bluetit dances before me

And I can almost hear the grass growing

I WATCH A SEDGE

I watch a sedge
Fleeing the water
Finding its wings
Flirting with its own
I enjoy the moment
In its winged dazzle
Then I see a trout
Gathering into another rhythm
To take the small beauty

MORNING

THE MORNING

A blossom falls
Into the Liffey
A reed tingles into dance
Serenades a cooing pigeon
Raindrops from a leaf
Cause a stir
A fleeting Kingfisher
Fills the water with blue
And a blackbird talks to me
This is my morning
The beginning of my day

SWANS GATHER

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Swans in DeBurghs Wood

It is His soul I hear

IPULLED A MAGGOT FROM THE PATH

I pulled a maggot from the path

It wriggled

I threw it into the field to burrow

The maggot protested

But the thrush gave thanks.

GLORY BE

Glory be

They are out for the first time

Fluttering nibbling

Alone

Afraid but not afraid

Baby robin and blackbird exploring

Dabble my feet

Confused in the confusion

CHILDHOOD

A SHORT DROP FROM THE NEST.

WORRYING THE TRIVIAL INTO CRISIS

A young girl

In her school uniform

sits by the canal

A swan passes

Winks at her

Beauty to Beauty

There she is

WORRYING THE TRIVIAL INTO CRISIS

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