joanna paterson

birds, flowers & landscapes, in words & pictures

fragments

forget-me-not

trailing forget-me-nots the river today not even an insect’s sound 6 August 2015

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moorhens

so lonely in this polished world moorhens clicking in the reeds on Linlithgow Loch

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curling

forgetting to pray once again the curling edges of a dusk red rose

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feather

too weary to ask for a sign this feather on the hillside streaked with blue

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carnations

wiping mildew from my mother’s grave I trace the date – one white and one green carnation

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