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Migratory impulse..

‘In ‘The Descent of Man’ Darwin notes that in certain birds the migratory impulse is stronger than the maternal. A mother will abandon her fledglings in the nest rather than miss her appointment for the long journey south.’ Bruce Chatwin, ‘Songlines’

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Migration Poems…

LOVE AFFAIR Driving west on a black road, top down, and the wind tousling the gray, I let the radio thunder Siegfried’s death and funeral music. Suddenly I am aware my emotions are all wrong. The autumn colours crackle overhead, and in the open blue some geese in haggard Vs are forging south, but though […]

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