Apologies to All for yesterday’s unintentional re-posting of ’emperor penguins’.
A few days back, the birds disappeared for some reason best known to them or to the gremlins
in the ether and in my clumsy attempt to recover them – tech and i don’t get on – i re-posted them. Forgive me.
i see again the december sun in Ireland
shuffle past the odour-heavy barn
and droop on the western hedge
run through by thorn
that old as Methuselah star
i once lifted out of a small boxed world
and hung on another time faroff sky
above the just arrived Christmas cards
and tree and feasting solstice
light for a humble coming
ice-bright train that stopped a while
to let me catch my breath