Archive for February 8th, 2021

Monday, 8 February 2021

I Found A Bluebell Wood by Julian Bishop

How to capture that full watery
brilliance, the surround-sound of fitful
birdsong – it was as if the whole of April
was running off an overcharged battery.
More at home under a moon than sun,
low blue flames rose from leafy debris,
a temporary show for locked-down weeks,
campions offsetting the sober tone.
Never were so many bells silent at once:
a congregation of flowers at prayer
while we prayed for the dying elsewhere –
on wards the colour of those Spanish hyacinths
stealthily invading the countryside
while the woods bathed in stained glass light.


Date: 2021

By: Julian Bishop (19??- )