I count them on the power line:one, two, three, four, five pigeons,plump, grey, grumbling curmudgeons,with the occasional coyish coothat helped me througha pandemic void of company,a string of them, comical and pearly.Just before sunset,a window in the tumbling cloud,accompanied by a loudclap of wings, they explodelike fireworks that have lost their sparksinto the fading light,their […]
A Circular Quadrille
Pigeons pace like commuters in the station, pick up the pace in the face of a surge of humans through the barrier, who face another day of going through the motions, going about their business like pigeons, pigeons that pace, commuters at a station. Kim M. Russell, 1st April 2017 Image found at http://www.mirror.co.uk My […]
View from a Roof
Each morning we sit here, a pair of old boots grumbling and preening grey feathers after a reveille of tweets and hoots has awakened us, whatever the weather. Anticipating a spring full of song, I rasp a throaty coo, try to sing along but in the corner of my beady eye I glimpse grey squirrels […]
on overheard wires woodpigeons sit and grumble preening grey plumage their mottled heads together they drop a single feather Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk Day fourteen of Carpe Diem’s Spring Retreat 2017 fragile beauty Chèvrefeuille has welcomed us to the Spring Retreat 2017. Last year we had two retreats: one in summer and […]
I have mastered menus and added another short story!
It took a while, but I now have menus and sub-menus. For now, there is no muddle to untangle and I have been able to add another story entitled ‘Uncle Bert’s Pigeons’. I wrote this story for a Pigeonhole competition, Food for Thought, which invited food-themed stories with a pigeon in them. Unfortunately, I heard from […]