Garden Junk by Dave Green
first the sunbirds
then the bees
~ Christina Chin
Sunrise Concertante – Patricia M Osborne
Burnt golden rays break
the night-time sky,
beating on the Ouse’s slow crawl.
fan fragrance into the wind:
marsh marigolds shine.
chromatic glissando sweeps
towards the riverbank.
Swanking his red tuxedo, a robin
trills to join the recital
as elm silhouettes dance,
watching their mirror image.
The mistle thrush flaunts
his speckled belly. He takes his turn
to chant – introduces
hedge sparrows who chatter,
boast brown suits.
A cadenza call governs the concerto–
plump skylark makes his solo in the skies.
Shades of light peep,
geese chevron across the blue,
noses down, necks stretched, wings
spread wide. Honking their signal sound,
they climb the horizon and sky-fall
on to daylight’s iridescent waves.
-Patricia M. Osborne
Bios And Links
-Patricia M Osborne
Sarasvati Magazine (Indigo Dreams) Published 2017
Taxus Baccata (Hedgehog Poetry Press) Published 2020
Ingénue Magazine Published 2020
lives and works in Sheffield. For 30 years he worked in education with vulnerable and neurodiverse children before belatedly discovering that recent governments may not be prioritizing the marginalized in society. Now he trains people in positive mental health and how to recover from the pandemic. He writes poems, paints, chops logs, cycles everywhere and shops local.