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Curlew Poems

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The Curlew
The curlew’s trademark, long down curved bill

Delves deep in mud, belly to fill

Heath and moorland breeding ground

Mating calls eerie sound

And then chicks arrive

Oh how they thrive

Birds anew


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Categories: curlew, bird, nature,
Form: Nonet

life without love
was how nature planned it
instinct was the way

instinct was the way
was how nature planned it
life without love

when two become partners
instinctive for one

instinctive for one
when two become partners

the mighty oak tree
supports many life forms

supports many life forms
the mighty oak...Read More
Categories: curlew, nature,
Form: Haiku
As if to remind me
As if 
To remind me 
Of past sorrows, 
The plaintive cry of a curlew 
In the distance. 

       W.A. CHOLT . COPYRIGHT  Fergal O Reilly. 2017....Read More
Categories: curlew, introspection, sorrow,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Birdwatcher

This passionate, keen Ornithologist, 
Is an interest, I profoundly pursue. 
With the upmost of dedication, 
To Black Tern & Long Billed Curlew. 
Never a Twitcher, or just an obsession, 
Binoculars on hand to observe. 
Redstart & Greenfinch, also Reed...Read More
Categories: curlew, beach, bird, garden, imagery, nature, tribute, water,
Form: Light Verse
An Eternity II
And I begin my own steep climb into 
The Chalkland Downs                             ...Read More
Categories: curlew, betrayal, , memorial,
Form: Rhyme

The narcissist
I’m a bush stone-curlew,
And this is my fond view—
There can be none like me
In all space, land and sea,
An if one does exist,
Bird it be, be it beast,
Reflection of mine is,
And oh dear, I love this!
A bush stone curlew, a...Read More
Categories: curlew, image, love, mirror, romance, self,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Le Courlis poussa des cris -Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's The Curlew Cried by T Wignesan
Le courlis poussa des cris – Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal’s « The Curlew Cried » by T. Wignesan

(Note d’Oodgeroo : Le courlis fut le frère d’aborigènes. Il venait trois nuits de suite pour pousser des cris près d’un campement afin...Read More
Categories: curlew, best friend, death, heaven, myth, night, soulmate,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member WILD LIFE words
barn owl
             black hairstreak
silver studded blue
damsel fly
Marsh helleborine
Duke of Burgundy
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Categories: curlew, bereavement, nature,
Form: Free verse
A cloudless day, should have been warm but the frigid southern roaring 40’s cut like flailing daggers into the skin, leaving bones and joints to succumb to the maddening icy grip of winter’s callous fists.  Even the Curlew, who,...Read More
Categories: curlew, adventure, child, fear,
Form: Free verse
The Not So Original Monoku Challenge
The long billed curlew is frightened by something, he's ready to take flight....Read More
Categories: curlew, bird, fear, senses,
Form: Monoku
Recollections from the golden Cree I
I know of a river of more than average 
Meandering, when not dallying to maunder,
Between many differing contours 
And unruly contorts;
Where a privileged youth once
Happily sought -
Pursuing about his passions
In the traditional methods 
By which his better elders
Did most insist...Read More
Categories: curlew, growing up,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Egnehenots: Earth and Stone

Egnehenots – of earth and stone

Chief elder – most wise upon the Salisbury Plain
     an old man . . .  loved deeply
     revered father of the land
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Categories: curlew, life, light, love,
Form: Free verse
Haiku Marsh
Out of the vast marsh
plaintive grey curlew calling -
my sister scolding me....Read More
Categories: curlew, bird, sister,
Form: Haiku
The Featherbeds
The feather beds are a string of mountains near where I live, famous for its raised bog lands, where my father and his brothers cut turf for many years. In spring / summer a wild cotton flower blooms giving the...Read More
Categories: curlew, childhood, dad, growing up, nature,
Form: Free verse
A February Day
On a cold and frosty morning I gazed across fair fields, woods and copses,
I heard a wood-lark sing a sweet song, so sweet, hairs on my neck raised,
Did I hear it earlier in the month, I thought my ears were...Read More
Categories: curlew, nature, old, old,
Form: Prose Poetry
Oooh so true
Afterlife, how the universe seamlessly ultimately absorbs and entwines me into you
that's Divine truth, plain and true.
Joy and peace await when 'life' is through
and all's unstuck from Being's glue
everything's eternal lasting whilst forever anew
with shades of whites and hues of...Read More
Categories: curlew, death, hope, life, universe,
Form: I do not know?

"Still round the corner 
there may wait, 
a new road or a secret gate."
J.R.R. Tolkien

Around the corner and up the creek
Lies in wait the horrible D’weep,
Watch out old man the hunger gnaws,
Will rip you from your horse an more,
Till you...Read More
Categories: curlew, adventure,
Form: Ballad
The Lament
Solomly the mist drifted aimlessly,
cloaking moor and heather, the 
curlew and grouse silenced by
the haunting of a solitary piper.
Kilt clad from rocky outcrop,
the lament Land Of My Youth
echoed ridge and valley.
Beckoning the lost footsteps, 
the gillie, the baker, the bankers...Read More
Categories: curlew, loss
Form: Prose Poetry

Ranted I in fiery dance
Upon the rushed floor.
It plyeth mosaicate from out my thought.
Lucid it creels through battlement and prepapace.
Upon this tower, I cleveth Erin’s loved lorne lore.

It’s marshed earth with braided stench of wilded bush,
Where curlew lace no hatch,
I...Read More
Categories: curlew, life,
Form: Rhyme