Wednesday 23 May 2012

Trees and Poetry

Corstorphine Hill We had a lovely walk round Corstorphine Hill at lunchtime. The weather was hot, which was a bit of a shock since it was cold only two days ago!Luckily there are plenty of trees offering shade on large areas of the hill.
The Highlight of the day was seeing a song thrush smashing a snail from its shell. Even back when song thrushes were common this was something I rarely saw and Crafty Green Boyfriend had never seen it before! Rachel Fox further up in Scotland however sees this in her garden all the time!

Still on the theme of Trees, I'm delighted that my poem Family Tree is up on Snake Oil Cure today! You can read it here. (Today, that link takes you directly to my poem, but it looks as though, from tomorrow onwards, you may need to scroll down to reach my poem). Snake Oil Cure are currently specifically looking for stories, poetry and art about trees, so if you have anything suitable, send it to them! Details on the submissions page of the Snake Oil Cure website.

On a slightly different theme, I'm delighted  that two of my haiku are included in the Sketchbook haiku thread on the theme of brides and weddings. More haiku are being added all the time, so be sure to check back or send your own in (details on the Sketchbook website).

As ever, text in red contains hyperlinks that take you to other webpages where you can find out more! 


Anonymous said...

Congrats Juliet. The family tree poem is fantastic - so full of 'waking to a slap in the face' emotion - and the kus are terrific too.

Ms Sparrow said...

I read your poem on Snake Oil Cure.
The imagery of the chopped down apple tree and the harsh remark of the mother is so poignant!

RG said...

"I think that I shall never ..." nah - it'll never catch on.

The tree photo looks like a place Frederick Olmstead would have designed! Great book about him called "A Clearing in the Distance"