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Kernow

Kernow

Wraiths of mist
in the lane - last night’s dream
lifting slowly

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A shaft of sunlight
finds the moorhens' nest -
Polcuta pond

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Silver fields melt to green
patched by winter sun -
the still trees listen

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Gulls’ cries
among rooftops and aerials -
Roseland chatter

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Hidden tracks
through flooded fields of dream -
January rain

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Where field meets sand
a heron waits
in the rush-fringed hollow

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Portloe in winter
stacked crab creels and circling gulls -
this old boat, stranded

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Motes in their thousands
dance in a beam of light -
today at Trewartha

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Patter of syllables
rain on the glass roof -
nocturnal music

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A white stag
stilled by the harvest moon -
Veryan Valley

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The moon watches
the silver pond -
unbroken silence

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Reading Robert Frost,
the stove lit, the cat asleep
this human warmth

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An owl in the woods
the log fire stirs -
old dark Cornwall

Kernow
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