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Banstead Woods in May

The rhythmic fall of feet On wet woodland soil Bluebells carpet the forest floor Birds tweet afternoon chorus From trees and peat That distinctive smell Rain falls, a fine film Hood up, attention inward Shots in the distance Woodpecker pecking … Continue reading

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How now brown cow

Their conker coloured coats glisten in the March sunshine like beacons on the hilltop. The gentle sound of grazing, reaches the ears, as worn teeth pluck mouthfuls of juicy grass. The small herd faces eastwards as if by prior agreement, … Continue reading

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It be frozen solid on them hills

Beneath me, the soil is like rock And even the blades of grass Are crisp to the foot’s touch. Sub-zero temperatures, Heavy frosts and now snow Have all played their part In a bleak, wintry landscape Across the hills and … Continue reading

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