Tag Archives: nature

A brief cradling

In the space between evening and night

eyes half-shut against the last

copper rays

of a sun we know

is not

really dying

we walk in silence just


the reach of the sea

something is shining

call it silver

a sliver of bright

shining something

moving so

alive and looking

up the only way

possible with one

dark eye

that should be without

expression so what

should I be feeling why


my heart beating in time

with the ebb and the flow

perhaps a trick of the light

but what possesses me

to pick it up

a chill flick across my fingers

and a brief cradling

before I send it quick

mercurial flash

against the duller sky

falling towards a second chance

received within the deep

covering water

my hand still

outstretched until you

reach out and hold

me safe

and make of it

what you will

© Marion Adams 2016





Monday, 12th August 2013


Revealed in sunlight,

black opal iridescence:

the fly’s true colours.

Photo & text © Marion Adams 2013

Wednesday, 7th August 2013


She flirts and dances;

alighting briefly, she wreaks

delayed destruction.

Photo & text © Marion Adams 2013

Tuesday, 14th May 2013


Gorse asserts itself

in the shadow of the copse

incongruous fire

Photo & text copyright Marion Adams 2013

Monday, 6th May 2013


Stripped branches strain back,

defiance proving futile.

Wind always prevails.

Photo & text © Marion Adams 2013

NaPoWriMo Monday, 29th April 2013

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This morning I saw speedwell

This morning I saw speedwell

spread across blown dust

from garden banks,

asserting resurrection truth

with bold sky-mimicry

on pavement-stone.


A thought rose up also:

if I had not been looking down

this is a truth

that would have passed me by.


This morning I saw speedwell.

Text © Marion Adams 2013

Photo: Public domain image


NaPoWriMo Thursday, 25th April 2013

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Wild grape hyacinth

weighted with buttered fragrance

invites a response.

Text © Marion Adams 2013

Photo by James Lee (originally posted to Flickr as grape hyacinth) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons