DUCK HOLE BOG
Duck Hole Bog is an area of water and reed beds in the New Forest. It stands in the shadow of heather clad hills, when wet small streams run down the hillside cutting out gullies and scouring pebbles.
Thunder headed brooding knoll
heathered black and heavy green,
ravined by water's cutting edge
flushing silver silted streams.
Pebble bright mosaic gullies
delta into waiting hollows,
water, smoothing grey silk slime.
flooding meadows, forming pools.
Bog grass floats a yellow raft,
birches filter curlews creel,
fallow slots, precision printed,
sharp. divided, water filled.
Shadows glide on silver sand,
nomadic cultures pause and greet,
a secret place, a fragile land,
where voices hush,
and dreamers meet