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moss wrote:
.... Anyone who follows Macfarlane on Twitter will know of his hunting out original words.... so a Macfarlane poem, to be spoken aloud ;) Wren

When wren whirrs from stone to furze the world around
her slows, for wren is quick, so quick she blurs the air
through which she flows, yes -
Rapid wren is needle, rapid wren is pin - and wren's song
is sharp-song, briar-song, thorn-song, and wren's flight
is dart-flight, flick fight, light-flight, yes -
Each wren etches. stitches, switches, glitches, yes -
Now you think you see wren, now you know you don't.



Thanks for your lovely post Moss and in particular the Wren poem by Robert Macfarlane as the wren is one of my favourite birds. I don't use Twitter that much but do have an account and yes, do follow Robert Macfarlane (probably the reason for going there). One of his recent 'words of the day' was:
"petroglyph" - image created in rock by carving, cutting or abrading the rock's surface (Gk: petro; stone: glyph; cut mark)

- which seems totally appropriate for this forum.


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Posted by tjj
5th November 2017ce
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