First Swallow of Spring

A sleek, high-spirited swallow,
shadow plays among low-
hanging branches of cedar,
a songsmith and a seeder
searching for a mate,

a good omen cartwheeling
as if he’d never left the Norfolk sky.

Feet planted in the long grass,
here in the garden stand I
in a billowing green daze,
thinking of warmer days,
more light and less night.

Kim M. Russell, 13th May 2018

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My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Saturday Mix – Double Take

This weekend at the Saturday Mix, we are seeing double with ‘Double Take’, which focuses on the use of homophones to build our writing: we are given two sets of homophones and the challenge is to use all of them in our responses – which can be poetry or prose. The homophone sets are:

cedar – an evergreen tree / seeder – one who broadcasts seeds
days – more than one day / daze – to bewilder

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