Fertile Edges of the Imagination

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The day is ending and night is closing in.

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Floods have swollen the rivers, causing aquifers to burst out across the land.

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Everywhere is sodden.

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I put on my wellies to walk the gardens, eager to see the mighty force of water sweeping through the pond.

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I step in squelching earth underfoot as the last blackbirds sing out their territorial salute to the day as it passes into the west.

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With the pond weed all but cleared, the last vestiges of a winter’s day linger on the surface of the water.

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Droplets of rain cling to twigs and ivy in the still of the evening air.

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Lichens, sodden with rain, flop across the horizontal branches of the Goat Willow.

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The otherworldliness of the Fairy Wood beckons as  the birdsong ends and silence descends.

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I make haste up the gentle hill towards the cottage and the warmth of home.

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Once indoors, I sit for a few precious minutes in the fading light, blissfully soaking up the silence.

Day, evening and night merge seamlessly at dusk, fertile edges of the imagination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 thoughts on “Fertile Edges of the Imagination

  1. I’m feeling the peace of your little cottage, and the beauty that rain brings to the land. We had our first rain here yesterday, after a long, long dry spell, and EVERYONE’S spirits have lifted, people, animals, birds…its a feeling like this that makes you realise that you ARE one with the earth, and all who live on it. Thank you Mother Earth, for the blessed rain

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  2. I love that word ‘sodden’ It aides and abets my fiery nature…as a water sign I create a lot of steam…..only when I see and hear hypocrisy…which is often :(……thank you for bringing me back to ‘earth’ take care of yourself…..

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