We apologise for our absence, due to our FT's workload :>/
Here is a little something from Coo's Nature Notebook, with All Good Things on the Winter Solstice :>)


Four o'clock, and four calls through the afternoon air
bring the flock to the old parish church,
the Far Oak, standing still, her limbs twisted and bare
and still offering comfortable perch.

There they sit, in a cluster upon the tree's crown,
to be close to the sun as it sets
clad in gold, pinks and purples, and reds, drifting down
over hills and fields, lakes and islettes.

And they sing to the sky, in a melange of tones,
a fine trill, a svelte tweet, a calm coo,
echoing over the earth and the rocks and the stones
until night falls in star-swept black-blue.

Then they rise, spread their robes, and launch homeward again,
to sleep soundly from twilight to dawn,
when the sun starts to shine on the ocean and fen
and their church on the dew-decored lawn.

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Written on 2019-12-22 at 19:48

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Editorial Team The PoetBay support member heart!
This text has been chosen to be featured on the home page of PoetBay. Thank you for posting it on our poetry website!

Coo & Co The PoetBay support member heart!
Thank-coos, Larry :>)

We just tried to edit, but the site still isn't recognising the code or the special sort. So for now we've deleted the former and we've substituted the latter with a simple 'e' both times :>)

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
A lovely winter poem. It's good to have you back. Ever since PoetBay switched servers, this question mark problem has been with us. You can fix it by publishing your poem and then editing it to put in the correct punctuation.

This is beautiful. Nature writing at its best.

Thomas D The PoetBay support member heart!
A beautiful poem. Thank you, Coo & Co, for sharing it!

Coo & Co The PoetBay support member heart!
PS: In case it is useful, here are two notes for the Editorial Team:

1. Each second and fourth line of every verse should begin not with three question marks, but with three spaces; we used the code,    

2. The question mark in 'mélange' (verse 3, line 1) and 'décored' (verse 4, line 4) should be an 'e' with an acute accent