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Under the eaves of these ancient stones
I lay beneath my dusky pink quilt,
boys beside me sleeping,
resembling mirror image bookends.


To my rear,
the other-side of my stone backrest
I hear a stirring, a chattering,
this has been going on for months.....
.. these stones of old support life,
both inside and out.

Soon colder September days will settle in,
yesterday morning I noticed a glistening on the pan-tiles,
a sure sign new life will be looking for warmth
between the stones, the dormouse and the stoat.
Sometimes I can hear them getting comfy in the still of night.


Meanwhile the house-martins who have
almost been my bed partners, these last weeks,
just a couple of 'punch faced' stones away
are making plans to vacate,
leaving the safety of these ancient eaves,
finding their way to distant shores, a 'foreboding journey' I feel!
But these little sojourners have big brave hearts,
that beat without falter.

September evening air becomes a spectacular show of
new life energy rising and falling, the martins love this new year's added feature,
their very own diving pond just metres away.


The air of hush is looming and my love will soon proclaim 'they've gone',
I know my heart will sink a little, as a mother's heart sinks
when her child makes way, their first steps to school, university, new home.
I do take heed though knowing they will always remember
the protection in the eaves of these ancient stones,
and as the saying goes 'they'll be back!


Linking with
Postcards from Paradise
Recuerda mi Corazon

Comments

Thank you for a peek into your world and the awareness you bring to these lovely "housemates" signaling the change of season... It sounds magical :) Like Snow White with her "2" dwarfs in the woods where all the animals come for safe keeping... I have a lovely imagination, don't you think ;)
gma said…
What stories those old stones could tell.Lucky for us you are in tune with the natural world and share them with us. Your home is a charming sanctuary.
gma said…
ps we both wrote of mirror images today...connected?
Excellent post ~ gorgeous photography and lovely words written so well ~ Love the house! ~ ( A Creative Harbor) ^_^
Excellent post ~ gorgeous photography and lovely words written so well ~ Love the house! ~ ( A Creative Harbor) ^_^
rebecca said…
my darling one,

you slay me with your beauty today. each and every word a stone of protection for all brave hearts. "take heed though knowing they will always remember the protection in the eaves of these ancient stones"
how your love too is the song in the ancient stones and will continue singing for all time...

thank you for residing in my heart forever and always.
Stephanie said…
I do feel sadness when one season comes to an end...I'm sure you take comfort in the fact that these creatures will return...

as always your images add so much to beautiful quality of your words.

x...x
p.s.
I have Pandora on Cat Stevens :)
Annie said…
It's the peeking into the cracks that we find such great treasures.
Introverted Art said…
the shot through the window was like a portal to the soul...

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