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    A Natural Selection # 20

    BENEATH THE DUSKY GREY SKY

    Beneath the dusky grey sky
    Of low scudding clouds,
    The ambient air was damp
    Blown in from the west
    On the same storm fed wind
    That chased the clouds
    Across the autumn sky

    SUMMER SQUALL

    The sky is grey and dark
    Defying the sun to appear
    Then the wind picks up
    And thunder is getting near
    Rain follows with lightning
    Flashes that strike fear
    And preludes the thunder
    So loud it deafens the ear
    But then its passes on
    And the skies are clear

    IDYLLIC VISION

    Walking the rugged paths and lanes
    Over hill and vale, through field and wood
    Past timbered cottages with thatched roofs
    And white picket fences and wishing wells
    Ending at a country pub with low oak beams
    And brasses decorating the walls
    Such is my idyllic vision of a country walk

    IN THE AUTUMN MEADOW

    In the autumn meadow
    Everywhere was wet with Dew
    And highlighted in the tall grasses
    Were a myriad of lustrous webs
    waiting to reward their architects
    For their industry and patience

    FLITTING AND FLUTTERING

    The sunshine dances
    On butterfly wings
    As they flit and flutter
    Never still, never pausing
    As they in turn dance
    To natures gentle tune

    PERCHED ON THE APPLE BOUGHS

    Perched on the Apple boughs
    The Finches sing a song to please
    A song carried on the air, with
    The scent of blossom on the breeze

    THE MIGHTY OAK LAY BROKEN

    The mighty oak lay broken
    In the wake of the storm
    And I am deeply saddened
    For as a boy I climbed
    Its mighty steadfast trunk
    And sat amongst its limbs
    Sheltering beneath its canopy
    As generations of small boys
    Had done many times before me
    But then I saw an acorn
    On the ground beside my feet
    So, I picked it up and smiled
    And took it home with me
    So, I could grow his son

    SPRINGTIME IN THE WOOD

    Though winter snow still lies
    In the wood’s bluebells grow
    Appearing like sapphire jewels
    Through the thawing snow

    NIGHTINGALE SONG

    The powerful and beautiful song
    Of the common nightingale
    Has a songful rhythm and rhyme
    And the small passerine bird
    Whose voice belies its size
    Has beauty that strikes a chord

    THE SUNRISE WAS A GLOWING RED

    The sunrise was a glowing red
    As the day began frostily
    Beneath the clear skies
    But those skies turned grey
    As the days early promise faded
    Along with the light
    What was clear however
    Was that rain was on the way
    Maybe even hill snow
    But it was equally possible
    That the sky will become blue again
    And for some the sun may return

    MILL STREAM

    The stream runs down the rugged hill
    To where stands a quiet water mill
    And when water shoots along the spill
    The wheel is turned to break the still
    So, the miller toils with sweat and skill
    And when there are no more sacks to fill
    The sluices close and again all’s still

    AFTER THE ICE QUEENS BITTER TOUCH

    After the ice queens bitter touch
    Fountains cascaded no more,
    Waterfalls become inanimate.
    And you cannot avoid her winter bite
    Driving snow falls upon frost and ice
    And the world feels her bitter chill
    For a hundred years or more

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    Well done Biggus... my favorite to date

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    "In The Autumn Meadow" was my personal favorite.
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