on time

things happen unseen
turn your back for five minutes
and what do you know!

~

n.b. Summer? Already?

CLP 20/05/2022

on high

they called by briefly
sketching loops and arcs above
such a swift visit

~

n.b. Where have you gone, oh beautiful birds? Sad to say my picture shows gulls circling…

CLP 18/05/2022

on colour

she gave me a rose
reminiscent of summer
yellow, without thorns

~

n.b. Gratefully received.

CLP 18/05/2022

on colour

pretty, isn't it?
yellow with a tint of red
opening petals

~

CLP 17/05/2022

Swifts 2022

I heard your squealing
delighted to see you back
over our rooftops

~

n.b. Later and fewer this year. Heard and seen 14/05/2022z

CLP 15/05/2022

on time

in twenty-four hours
today will be yesterday
there is only now

~

CLP 12/05/2022

on time

mid-May afternoon
leaves dancing on the ceiling
agitating breeze

~

CLP 10/05/2022

on time

through the arch window
heart of pepper-pot windpump
green power returns

~

n.b. Just a few miles from this C19th windpump, built to keep the marshes accessible for farming by pumping floodwaters back into the tidal reaches of the Yare, there are now the wind turbines generating the power to fuel the electric pumps that do the same job today. It is said that over time all things go in cycles, much like wind-power.

CLP 09/05/2022

on colour

white and yellow hues
lead into flowers of blue
then finally red

~

CLP 05/5/2022

on time

we knew rain would come
it was a question of when
would it start, when stop

n.b. All our April showers have come at once. It tends to stop raining just after you’ve walked home, obviously!

~

CLP 04/05/2022