Peewit, Plover, Lapwing

Extract from The Lapwing Stars: By Tom Hirons; from his chapbook: The Falconers Joy.

The lapwings have it, no doubt;

Seen across the field, their green-black

Backs are the measure of mystery

For every colour as yet unseen by the boy.20200502_155909_HDR

Somewhere, rising from a flat field; somewhere landing on a wet sandbank; somewhere there are plovers that are not just in my head.