Monday, 10 April 2017

Toad Crossing

Slither of silver
springtime moonshine night sky,
toads crossing in pooled light
beneath magnolia buds
and fallen almond petals
shaken from early blossoming
by unseasonal warmth
of noiseless breeze.

Unswerving they come
impelled to crawl by
scents as old as hills
across the quiet Beck's course
t'ancestral breeding ponds
spawn of spawn about to spawn
in shallow limpid pools
hidden at Oxton's heart.

©Janet Henderson 10th April 2017

Saturday, 25 July 2015


Look out for the Nidderdale Literature Festival in and around Pateley Bridge, this weekend! Includes Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, reading this afternoon.

For the programme of events click  Niddfest Events

Glorious Nidderdale from Middlesmoor in May