Snowy owl


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Snowy owl,
Amply attired
In luxurious down.
Swoops across
Miles of inky skies:
A winking web
Of shimmering stars
Where shadows shift
Within twisted,
Creaking copses.
Fizzy frost
Stiffens
The forest.
Woodsmoke
Gently waves
Messages
Into the galaxy.
As the broad
Oak moans,
Snowy owl
Returns to
The nook:
Home.

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Autumnal Memories


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Red ruby reminders
Everywhere,
Musty fungi,
Munchy forage.
Prickles & pickles,
Russets & possets,
Jellies & relish,
Rambles & tangles.
Sanguine serenade.