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Bristol , United Kingdom
I'm co-director of the Leaping Word Poetry Consultancy, which provides advice for poets on writing, editing and publishing, as well as qualified counselling support for those exploring personal issues in their work - https://theleapingword.com. My fifth poetry collection, Learning Finity, is now available from Indigo Dreams or directly from me.

Wednesday 23 May 2012

Listening For Nightingales

photo: Dru Marland 
We heard thrushes, a robin, a tawny owl, a fox, a generator and a fairly busy road in the distance but no nightingales. Still, the things which have most worth are seldom easily won.


  1. my Doc Martin sandals are now furry with dandelion down. I look like a hobbit. Or at least someone in furry sandals.

    1. It was like walking through planets.

    2. yes! Run down the hill, it would be like the start of Star Trek. Dah daaa, da da-da da daaaaa....