Spring

 

May Day

sunrise lights the candles

of horse chestnut                                     by John Wall

 

Sunday morning

around the churchyard

blossom swirls                                         by John Wall

 

cherry trees

all are blossoming

except one                                                 by John Wall

 

April morning

the blue sky

awaits swallows                                         by John Wall

 

March wind

even the snow

seeks shelter                                                   by John Wall

 

golden in sunlight

dancing in the breeze

dandelions                                                        by John Wall

 

on the branch

a blackbird lands

blossom shower                                              by John Wall

 

bathed in sunshine

shivering in the wind

crocus                                                                  by John Wall

 

frost

on the gravestones

daffodils                                                             by John Wall

 

pairing birds

bowing in the branches

new beginnings                                                 by John Wall

 

waking from sleep

a bumble bee and I

startled by snow                                               by John Wall

 

crowds of daffodils

joyful at winter’s passing

we’re still alive                                                by John Wall

 

between gull midnight

and magpie dawn

peace                                                                 by John Wall

 

alone

among the snowdrops

blind daffodil                                                  by John Wall

 

shimmering

beyond weeping cherry trees

the shape of water                                       by Miriam Sulhunt

 

upended

tail feathers in the air

ruddy duck                                                    by Miriam Sulhunt

 

between snowfalls

crocus flowers

awaken                                                           by Miriam Sulhunt

 

snow flurries

a magpie flies

twig in beak                                                 by Miriam Sulhunt

 

fragrant breeze

through open windows

cherry blossoms                                            by Miriam Sulhunt

 

in every room

a different time

stopped clocks                                                by Miriam Sulhunt

 

spring shower

sun hot enough

to dry my hair                                                 by Miriam Sulhunt

 

grim-eyed heron

skewers a flash of silver –

dagger blade                                                  by Miriam Sulhunt

 

pale moon

planted in lunar garden

spring                                                             by Miriam Sulhunt

 

again

full fish moon

minnows spawn                                        by Miriam Sulhunt

 

crocuses

rolled out like a silken cloth

rippling                                                        by Miriam Sulhunt

 

snowdrops

slender stems bow

but do not break                                         by Miriam Sulhunt

 

the breeze

and the cherry blossoms

stop                                                               by Becky Dwyer

 

the blossoms

some earlier

some later                                                  by Becky Dwyer

 

jackdaw

welcomes the oak buds

the warm sun                                             by Becky Dwyer

 

£50 of bulbs

just shoots

but the dandelion…                                  by Becky Dwyer

 

small stitches

re-flocking the pillow

cherry blossoms                                         by Becky Dwyer

 

blackbird

on an empty bean pole

too early for peas                                        by Becky Dwyer

 

the blackbird

today also, today also

warmer                                                          by Becky Dwyer

 

pushed forward by wind

transatlantic nor’ easter

no blackbird today                                      by Becky Dwyer

 

skylark song

lifts my pale face

promise of freckles                                     by Elaine Charwat

 

late for work

wiping the windscreen clear

of cherry blossom                                         by Patrick Dunne

 

slowly

suddenly

spring                                                           by Patrick Dunne

 

blue skies

in every puddle

spring garden                                           by Patrick Dunne

 

blossoming

on every corner

chairs and tables                                     by Patrick Dunne

 

new love

they both ignore

the quiet fart                                           by Patrick Dunne

 

all the greens…

under ferns, dewdrops

bead the moss                                           by Chris Jupp

 

new pond-

out of the water’s sound

froglets                                                     by Chris Jupp

 

call to prayer

between the bell’s tolls

a wood pigeon                                       by Gillian Dawson

 

still centre

of radiating ripples

where the coot was                               by Gillian Dawson

 

approaching darkness

a blackbird glides

to the tadpoles’ pool                              by Gillian Dawson

 

butterflies

outside

inside                                                      by Sandra Crawford

 

dawn chorus

my grandmother’s

funeral

in the shadow

of the old church

forget-me-nots                                      by Sandra Crawford

 

stillness –

swifts sleeping

on the breeze                                         by Sandra Crawford

 

a lamb struggles

to rise-   overhead

crows circle                                            by Sandra Crawford

 

birdsong

tulips dance

a strathspey                                           by Sandra Crawford

 

one sneeze

it’s coming this year too

hay fever                                                   by Mayu Hamazaki

 

the wedding banquet

willow blossom will open

bitter confetti                                          by James P Spence

 

spring rain

something of a loved one

in the earth’s aroma                              by Catherine Urquhart

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