Carol has lived her whole life in Euxton, Lancashire. Author, reviewer and creative writing tutor, her first individual collection, from the field book, came out on 20 March 2008 with BeWrite Books. Carol has also published several books for adults who are learning to read (Avanti Press), has read on Radio Lancashire and Radio Merseyside and had poems published in magazines and anthologies. She reviews for Carillon. www.bewrite.net/authors/carol_thistlethwaite.htm http://fromthefieldbook.blogspot.com/
sanderlings on the beach – faded waders: six weeks of courtship's colour, bonding, mating, rearing - done and gone. Now their feathers wear the Arctic wind, colours pushed to spangled greys, snow bellies, match-stalk legs strike out at break-neck speed, their high-cute factor, hard as quartz, their sooty legs, strong as jet, their wave-chase games, ruthless as a tungsten beak, each a tundra surface melt, each a survivor, full of pretty flowers with permafrost beneath
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