gloves of grey

October 14, 2010

in guestsMM, Landscapes, Weather

Grey Clouds   |   Mesmerising Moments

sweep the hills —
wear gloves
of grey,
like mourners
who push fingers
through the hair
of sad children.

The call
of a solitary curlew
sets ponies
moving —
shaking out the mist.

Gorse and pools
Sound …
is a deep breath.
In the far valley —
a pale light


Today’s Mesmerising Moment is by Colin Shaddick a performance poet who in April 2009 was awarded the title “The Great British Eccentric of the Year”.

For more poetry and eccentric Twitterings visit Colin’s Inclusifolk website or follow him on Twitter – poetall.

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Mesmerising Moments are more wonderful when shared.

Photo credit: Ian Britton

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