Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A spring walk (May 10)

Spring is in full swing
pushed higher by downpours.
Bluebells, cowslips, campion
colour the green, splash over the lines -
new life, loud birdcalls, running hares.

Memorial benches punctuate the walk
and, tucked behind a tree,
protected by clear-film,
is a card from a widower to his love.

Geoff Hamilton’s drought garden
is overgrown,
yet bursts of pink and orange, deep red and gold flowers
tempt the eye
and the parchment-bark
of Himalayan silver birch glows pale. 

No comments: