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Heather & Gorse

Carpe Diem #1005 Heather
Carpe Diem #1004 Gorse

silent heather plains
white flowers shining
through the mist

nesting and foraging
among the gorse thorns
rare Dartford warblers… 16 more words


Gorse and Kisses

My response to Carpe Diem #1004 Gorse

on a late spring walk

heathland is ablaze with gorse

and lovers’ kisses

© Kim M. Russell, 2016… 10 more words


The Piper - Homeward Bound

We pulled into a viewpoint to stretch our legs when a piper arrived and set up his bagpipes.

Evocative ….but a little too close for comfort when he started playing!



Before this is phantomed any larger

Let’s leave it

this mess of matchsticks is our own

And what we can only wish from ourselves

let’s give it… 111 more words


In the Valley of the Arrow

Poem: In the Valley of the Arrow
Poet: Geoffrey Hill
Link: Google Books


Four major themes emerge from the first section of Hill’s poem. First, the section consists entirely of landscape description, of crocus and gorse. 978 more words


"When gorse is out of bloom, kissing is out of season"

Tomorrow is National Kissing Day, so we thought we’d take the excuse to use this old country phrase to share some images of gorse’s beauty and the wildlife it supports. 228 more words

About Exmoor

On 'Interview with gorse'

Over at 3:AM I interviewed Susan Tomaselli and Christodoulos Makris, good folk and editors of gorse, a Dublin-based literary journal. It’s been in the works for a while now, but we were able to get it ready just in time for Bloomsday 2016. 23 more words