Wildwood Light ~

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Wildwood Light

In the early light I have come across
 the old farmyard and empty field
 to the dark edge of the grove,
 wood pigeons coo an incessant hymn to the morning
 and rabbits scatter to the safety of ditches
 at my intrusion upon their dew-soaked feast.

I step into the wildwood
 with footfalls too loud in the listening gloom,
 camera in hand to capture a dawn
 I have ached for since a childhood
 spent here beneath these murmuring branches.
 It is almost-dark, I am alone looking to the east.

Suddenly the sun is here, wild and orange,
 rising fast in the brightening sky.
 I fumble with my lens, breathless,
 wanting the fiery light in just this way:
 seeping through leaves across the beechnut floor
 to my feet, my fingers, my ravenous heart.

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16 Sweet Notes on Wildwood Light ~

  1. Rosie says:

    Oh my, did you write that poem? It’s beautiful, and the photographs complement it perfectly. What a wonderful and creative post, made me feel like I was there, in the wood.

    Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

    • Eadaoin says:

      Thank you Rosie, yes I wrote it to go with the photographs. I wanted to describe my experience in the grove that morning so spent some time putting it in words as well as photographs :)

  2. Magali says:

    These are all so stunning, E! I want to be in a forest right now. :)

  3. I am always inspired by your blog..

  4. Natasha says:

    Oh, how beautiful – that light is simply glorious.

  5. Love this! Your photographs are so full some with the light that you love. I was in the forest myself last week and it really seeped into me too. Your work is more and more magical, thank you for sharing it with us:~)

  6. Mary says:

    Absolutely wonderful – your words and images brought a special feeling to my early morning too!

    Fondly, Mary

  7. Sam says:

    This was beautiful & enchanting. I feel a trip to the woodland is due very soon. Almost be time for all the toadstools as well.

    sam x

  8. grace says:

    Transported!

  9. julie says:

    Perfect, calming, magical words and pictures. Thank you for taking me away from my desk for a few minutes – if only in my imagination ;)

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