Wader Quest, DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year, and a new poem
One of my poems, "Lapwing", and its accompanying illustration were included in Wader Quest's most recent newsletter, which you can read on their website, or see a segment of below.
If you like this poem, please consider ordering my illustrated wildlife poetry book "Rain before Rainbows", of which 50% of the profits go to the wildlife hospital Tiggywinkles. You can find out more in my shop.
I’m also really excited to share my David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) Wildlife Artist of the Year (WAY) Finalist badge!
Bird’s eye view
Perched on top of sandy bricks and towers,
The world below unfolds like a map –
Predictable and familiar; the patterns of everyday life
That feel like breathing – feel like safety.
When skies darken and rain pours
There is nothing to shelter me; just stone statues carved into
A turreted cliff edge.
With my nest mates gone, I am alone.
Ringing bells wake me,
The sun warms me,
And I stretch my wings
Wide and wider – like the wings of an angel.
Every storm passes eventually.
And the rhythm of life below me settles back into
A constant pitter-patter of shoes on cobbles.
Everything back to how it was before.
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