Monday’s Poem

I wrote this recently after going to see Starling Murmurations at Potteric Car nature reserve a forty minute drive from my home. As dusk fell the starlings flocked in the sky. It was one of the most incredible things I have ever seen. (I wish my photo’s had done it justice!) When we are allowed to travel again I would highly recommend it.


My heart beat
Held in a signature -
Of wings that drift
Link ink dropped in water

A gathering of flight
Gentle murmur
A ribbon floating
Rising, falling

The crest of my breath
Held in a cloud
Eddying flow
Flock, swirling

A raining, winged, beat dance
A rush of rhythm on air
A collective sweep of hope
Drifting force
Natures prayer

I hope you enjoyed this poem! A little bit of escapism for bank holiday Monday.

See you on Wednesday for the Connect to Nature online writing class.

Best wishes,


Published by Emma

Hi my name is Emma! I am a writer and artist. I work for the NHS at Converge ( and I am also an MA graduate in Creative writing and am currently studying for a PhD in Humanities. I have been leading a creative writing class at the beautiful St Nicks in York ( for the last five years. When I am not at work I'm on my allotment or at Base Camp (my home) planning new adventures.

13 thoughts on “Monday’s Poem

    1. Absolutely mind blowing! I’ve wanted to see them for years and it was even more stunning than I imagined. Thanks so much for the lovely comment – glad you liked it πŸ™‚


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