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,


  1. Ooooo – I haven’t got the ones you mention, I will look into them. I’m slowly growing my own nature…

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. Love this poem, Emma – especially the ink-drop in water metaphor. It’s been years since I last saw a murmuration (what an evocative name). They are pretty mind-blowing, aren’t they?

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    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 🙂


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