The Catcher In The Sky

The Catcher In The Sky


Overhead, out of sight
Winged bringer of the night
How I’ll miss the eerie cry
Of the catcher-in-the-sky.

Walking out along the Fleet
Light enough to see my feet
Overhead and out of sight the
Oyster-catchers moonlit flight.

Night-fed fears multiply
Sent unheard into the sky,                                                                                                             Catch a breeze upon the wing,                                                                                                           Of the Oyster-Catcher King.

Shed fear, dip wing, flick tail
Together, over night prevail.
Face the dark alone? Not I.
I’m with my catcher-in-the-sky.

H.T 14th October 2015

Researching images of Oyster Catchers I found the wonderful photography of
Steven Round. Please visit his site. Many thanks for the reproduced header image above.


About largelyhelen

Designer, photographer, writer.
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