I often hear the tawny owl calling from the conifer trees in the evening. It is such a comforting sound. It inspired me to write this poem The Plumed Spectre. Here is an excerpt.
The Plumed Spectre
A ghostly sight floats with grace,
As he passes the moons shining face.
This plumed spectre, silent and light,
Searches for prey, throughout the night.
He haunts the land with a silent glide,
Scanning the woods where he resides.
Wings of gossamer, weightless and calm,
He swoops on his prey, without causing alarm…
Here is my newly published book of mindfull nature poems
avilable in paperback or Ebook.
Òran Uisge (gaelic for song of water) is a peaceful place to watch the bees and butterflies foraging for food, to enjoy fragrance from the wildflowers which fills the air and to listen to the abundance of songbirds. The river flows gently towards the sea, ceaselessly providing us with the tranquil sound of its journey. The meadow changes constantly as the seasons turn.
These poems are written in an evocative way to allow the reader to experience the effects nature has on our senses and mood. Whether it is the warm breeze touching our skin, the scents from orchids ascending through the air, the song of a skylark overhead, the sight of dark clouds with the threat of Summer rain or the taste of the blackberry harvest. Òran Uisge is a perfect environment to lose yourself in nature and in the moment. Full of colourful images of paintings, drawings and photographs of nature
Òran Uisge wildflower meadow was the inspiration for me to write this second poetry book. The collection includes; Midsummer Night, Summer Rain, The Call from the Wild and The Dance of the Barn Owls.