A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green
A LIFE ALPHABET RHYME
A is for apple, shiny and bright
B is for bat, who flies in the night.
C is for cow, munching on hay
D is for dragonfly, hunting its prey.
E is for eggs, snug in the nest
F is for flea, an unwelcome guest
G is for grasshopper, buzzing its call
H is for hedgehog, who rolls in a ball.
I is for iris, a flag in the breeze
J is for jellyfish, floating in seas.
K is for kingfisher, skimming the stream
Some transparencies of Spring
Some of my hopes have air in them -
Polluting and renewing;
They are inhabited by light breezes and hurricanes
Erratically, like prayer flags
On a Himalayan hillside;
A photon spectrum like daggers and gifts, like galaxies.
My hopes grow quietly after winter chills;
So many bulbs gently budding through cold earth
Trigger my cynical self, as I hold down the…Continue
A mass of granite thrust up
Through the schists and gneiss of lower hills;
Planed down by the ice cap;
Split, shattered and scooped
By frosts, glaciers and the strength of running water.
Its strong flight haunts not precipice, but plateau –
One summer day, your ear catches the plover-like cry –
You pause and watch – no bird is there;
You move softly towards the sound,
And in a moment, one bird, then another,