Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A moment of wild magic in the twilight world of birdsong.



Too long She has been tangled in the bones of the house. Now She is reading The Wild Places and so this morning She rose early and headed out to walk to the top of the hill to watch the world come to light. Past Glyn's house, still sleeping in the early morning, through the farmyard where I, Elmo, called to Her to wait, wait, and ran on fast feet to catch.




In the green lane the night was held, darkness caught between the leaves. Already moths had stilled their night time dance and the birds had begun to sing the sun to rising. Across the valley the sea was an ink dark line biting into the land and the city lights burned.








We walked through the birdsong and the sea began to lighten to pewter gray, the sky to blush, sea reflecting sky reflecting sea in a circle of dancing light. Through it all I shone bright, ginger flame in the twilight world.




Coming down from the hill islands of wren song, so loud a voice for so small a bird, and in the distance the magical island of Ramsey where for a while cats ruled and feasted on wild rabbit and seabirds, undisturbed by man.




A moment of wild magic. Bliss.

15 comments:

dinahmow said...

Bliss indeed,Elmo. Thankyou.

andamento said...

Beautiful.

The Curious Cat said...

What a lovely evening - the house looks strange in that light...I'm reading a book by Susan Fletcher at the moment called Oystercatchers...it sort of reminds me of where you guys live... xxx

Griffin said...

Fabulous cat of the Bright Flame!

Karen L R said...

Happy autumn, Elmo! Thank-you for sharing the magic with all of us.

Catherine said...

Love the pictures of the 'fence walker' - so much balance kitties have!

petoskystone said...

beautiful! elmo is his own sun :)

quiltcat said...

Beautiful and magical, and Elmo is the perfect ginger flame in the darkness.

dragonqueen said...

Elmo, you make a sleepyhead like me long for a twilight walk...

Jennifer Rose said...

lovely time of the day to go for a walk

Shammickite said...

Dawn chorus.... it's a while since I heard one, and never on the coast of wild Wales... Wish I could be your companion on that walk, Elmo.

Linda Navroth said...

Haunting twilight walk, the most beautiful time of day. Lucky Gingers to have a two-legged to ramble wtih. And wow! She is reading my favorite book! Maybe she will read some of the parts to you, like the Red Deer crossing the road on the moors at night or about the Snow Hare in the mountains. Truly magical and wonderful book--and all true!

Marlene said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely

Ann said...

I want to be a ginger and ramble with you-incredible-Angie

Lisa Falzon said...

Your words are just balm to me :)