Hedge Time

Hedge Time 

Today– such a day of days!
A dying to and rebirth day.

From frozen dawn to sunny bank. 
A hedgerow day.

Seeing the world through shining grasses
And high in the sky, raven’s eyes.

The day is blue – a nothing to do but Be day
Is this to be my last day?

A, why wait until I am dead to praise day.
A lay down my stuff and rest day.

A hound upon the path day
Stretched out and breathing bones upon dry earth day.

A, that will be me one day day.

Leaf in the wind day – a corvids
Who play to pause day.

Why have I waited so long?

 A, I am fat on gifts day
A time to celebrate day – fire
Burns the chaff away day.

Sparrow hawk with dead blackbird
Skims along the path
Owl hoots at midday
And cormorant swims upstream.

Is this my day to die day?

Lucy Aykroyd