Fish feathers and bird scales

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Bright day
as cold as winter
pale as pearl
silent as a midday meadow

and blue as sky
dunnock’s eggs
kingfisher breast
mackerel stripes

dawn a shoal of pinkeens
and the drifting down of lost owls.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

10 thoughts on “Fish feathers and bird scales”

    1. I find those skies oppressive. I don’t mind clouds, they’re beautiful, but I like to be able to see them. Those skies of pale grey aren’t cloudy, they’re just opaque colourless light.

      1. Cloudy is the wrong descriptive word for them. But I like the ways they can change light and form. Every kind of sky has its own light.

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