in corridors of after light

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Fiery day banked down

subsiding into

a smouldering core of sunset


and you O handsome nocturnal creature

soon to be caressed

by unreeling celestial luminaries

enhancing the fluency of nightfall.


Oft near motionless monarchic observer

surveying your realm of moon powdered fields 

with clockwork fashioned turns of the head.


Ghostliness, vigilance

are your talents.


Predatory phantom paley do you unfold

sailing in unilluminated spaces

denying the humming wind or streams unrelenting 

stone smoothing song to impair your listening


nor  forgetting

to intermittently offer

the gentility of your monotone call

from respite in shadowed boughs


O spectral avian!

upon the stage of diminishing light

that dark presence you enter

gliding  away from me and into its embrace 

receive with no deeper a gratefulness from my soul 

whose want of seeing you again in dreamy illusions

will surely be fulfilled in that otherworldliness.        





© Patricia Wilde 02/01/2018



◄ closure

my disappearing role in disappearances ►


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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sun 14th Jan 2018 18:00

And I beg to differ with you Big Sal they are an essential species when it comes to falconry displays and how many many times have we seen them on tv hunting as good as any predatory bird.

They are magic to watch in the wild especially when hovering in total silence above their prey.

I don't know if you are familiar with a type of owl called a Scops Owl? saw some at a display a few days ago-wow!

a kind of pygmy owl, absolutely stunning.

Thanks for backtracking to this poem

Patricia x

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Big Sal

Sun 14th Jan 2018 13:26

They say owls aren't good birds for falconers to use. I beg to differ.

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Tue 9th Jan 2018 20:01

good on yers girls!

Patricia xx

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Jemima Jones

Sun 7th Jan 2018 11:49

deeply and wonderfully atmospheric Patricia. Thank you.Jemima.

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Rose Casserley

Fri 5th Jan 2018 19:48

I'm right there with you in those 'moon powdered fields' Patricia. Lots of fabulous lines.

Rose 💋

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Wed 3rd Jan 2018 10:28

Thank's Colin and Leon.

Patricia x

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Wed 3rd Jan 2018 10:04

to say this is beautiful Patricia would be an understatement

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