Garden Notes (Sunday, Dec. 14th) And a Ninth Century Irish poem at the end.

Published on December 14th, 2008 by Malachi

I’ve just finished new poem, “The Piano” –I’ve been tweaking the Colophon notes, which I will post here in the next day or so. I went outside to look at the garden, and to feed the birds –Mourning Doves, a family of Cardinals (the head guy I have named “Willebrandt” –and that’s a whole other […]

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Garden notes: Steel Drums and the Flight of Sparrows

Published on March 8th, 2008 by Malachi

The first thing I noticed in the garden this morning was that the bird feeder was full of rainwater –did it really rain that much last night? (Apparently so.) I made the feeder out of a large old saucepan lid which is upturned and sits atop a fourfoot steel rod stuck in the ground. The […]

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GARDEN REPORT (Part 2): A concert for sparrows

Published on January 4th, 2008 by Malachi

A couple of days before Christmas there was enough sun to induce me to sit outside and play some more music for the birds. I am at that enthusiastic stage of taking every opportunity to study their reaction. Oddly enough, there were only sparrows about, and they quickly came to feed, but then stayed for […]

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