Listen ~

Autumn Light | City of Blackbirds Photography

Close your eyes and listen.

A blackbird sings from the top of the tallest beech, his song a kiss to break the spell of night.  The rattle and scrape of leaves falling through the trees is more startling than you expect: the sound of autumn hard at work.  Nearby the river bubbles in a soothing drone and waterbirds cackle through its wake.

Now, open your eyes and see: webs, dew, leaves, light.  Everything your heart needs to keep beating.  Everything your soul needs to keep breathing.

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14 Sweet Notes on Listen ~

  1. Vlastik says:

    The best version of Blackbird is by Muppets – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja-0ewV936k

  2. Stunning. I was already taken away with your words, your photos just moved me to Ireland instead.

  3. aafke says:

    i like what i heard

  4. Dawn says:

    Beautiful photos, Eadaoin!

  5. Mairéad says:

    I’m not sure which is most beautiful, the words or the photos.

  6. Lynne says:

    Beautiful. Your words and photos, both.

  7. bridget says:

    Beautiful…words and pictures.

  8. Hazel says:

    Eadaoin, I have always loved your poetry, and still have your Angels in the Dark book of poetry. My favourite is Dreamed as it reminds me of my mum. I also have the poem Eternity on my bedroom wall. So I guess you could say I’m a big fan. Loved the photos too.

  9. I was there with you Eadaoin, just magical. Thank you.

  10. Lisa-Marie says:

    Beautiful photos Eadaoin. We were at the husband’s parents house in rural Wales a couple of weeks ago. It’s one of those places where you senses are filled with the sight and sound of nature. Lovely.

  11. Georgianna says:

    Exquisitely beautiful, dear Éadaoin, and a rejuvenating respite from a busy week. So happy to see this from you! xo

  12. Esther says:

    I’m finally catching up with my blog reading and this stopped me in my tracks. So beautiful!!!

  13. Natasha says:

    These are beautiful, as always. Just gorgeous. – Tasha xxx

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