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I am 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.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Into The Trees


Bluebell time.   So off we went to Lower Woods, which is one of the largest ancient woodlands in the south-west of England, lying some 20 miles north-east of Bristol, between Hawksbury Upton and Wickwar.


Not that the bluebells had it all their way, of course.  There were ... 


... primroses and violets ... 


... speedwell and celandines ... 


... bugle and dandelions ...


... wood anemones ... 


... blackthorn ...


... cuckoo flowers ...



... catkins ... 


... wild garlic and nettles ... 


... umbelliferae ... 


... daisies ... 


... water avens ... 


... early purple orchids ...


...spurge ... 



... portals to other worlds ... 


... and trees straight out of an Arthur Rackham fairy tale forest ... 





... and all the things I couldn't photograph like cuckoos and woodpeckers and songbirds and pheasants sounding like rusty gates creaking shut.  


Come closer and see
see into the dark
just follow your eyes
just follow your eyes













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