Early summer gold

Walking around Taynish woods in the early summer sunshine, I was reminded of these words by the American poet Robert …

A poem for Easter

This lovely poem celebrates the first blossoms are braving the April winds.

A Christmas poem

One of my all-time favourites, which captures the true spirit of Christmas...

A timeless moment

How can I introduce T S Eliot? I can't, is the answer. But I love this reflection …

A poem for Burns Night

So many of Scotland's people were torn away from their homeland, and this poem by Rabbie Burns reflects their heartache... …

Midwinter hope

It’s been a while (six months, in fact!) since I posted my tribute to Edward Thomas’ Adlestrop, and the season …

An Adlestrop moment

I’m taking a bit of a diversion from my usual Hazel Tree topics because it’s late June. I think I’d …

Ponyo ponders…

I wandered through the woodland shade Where dryads sing and windflowers bloom; At midnight, when the lyre-birds played, I danced …