Seeking Summer

Flash of iridescent blue catches my eye
Damselflies dance round me.
Fat bumblebee hums towards a golden flag
Crawls into the vibrant flower.
Sweet chorus of bird song cascades
while sun’s heat warms my back.
I visit Aspen that called me once before
Walk through long damp grass to the foot
Companions grow round about
Oak, Ash and Thorn.
I recognise now a place of the sidhe
A single word resounds in my mind – Leave!
I move away, then turn and speak
“I meant no harm to come among you.
No offence was meant.”
Leaves whisper in the stillness.
I move on, watch the Heron stalking,
Swiftly strike, then slowly pace on.
Deer coat gleams with bronze lights
I am watched as I watch.
Moth fluttering, caught near thistles
Wing damaged yet freed he flies on.
I hunt summer and find delicate moments
Strung like glowing beads on a necklace.

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