Wednesday, 28 April 2010


I don't normally post so soon, preferring to use this blog as an occasional tool for speculation /ramblings about life, and nature and poetry.

BUT I have just heard that I won third Prize in the English Association Fellows' Prize, and I am at this moment a very happy woman!

Even happier because what inspired the poem was an amazing and tiny bird called the club-winged manakin which actually makes an exquisite note using its wing feathers, rather in the manner that the cricket makes music by strumming its legs down its wings.

Every day of my life I find the natural world more astonishing - what a joy to be alive and learn these things!

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