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
yet bursts of pink and orange, deep red and gold flowers
tempt the eye
and the parchment-bark
of Himalayan silver birch glows pale.