Thursday 14 December 2017

Female Mallard

Brown feathers glow
subtle beauty in low
winter light.

Plump on the pond
she ruffles her feathers to display
sudden blue iridescence.

Fluff, shake, tuck
blue under wing –
just another brown duck.

Previously published on Nature Writing and in my poetry pamphlet Unthinkable Skies.  

Photo by Crafty Green Boyfriend.

I also today posted a poem on my Shapeshifting Green blog. You can read it here.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty poem and a cute photo. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Hard to swim on that!

Lowcarb team member said...

Nice poem and photograph.

All the best Jan