Beneath Blossom

In April’s last bright shower

of white pear petals

she took him gently

laid on daffodils

that soothed winter’s heartache

so by January next

they had their son

~

n.b. NaPoWriMo 2021 Day Fourteen a poem from a first or last name:

i) Perry from the Welsh patronymic ‘ap Henry’ / son of Henry.

ii) Perry from the English meaning ‘someone living by a pear tree.’

Here, a romantic combination of both derivations.

NaPoWriMo

~

C L Perry

14/04/2021

TOMORROW’S NEWS TODAY

will be much like yesterday’s

not so different from that to be

disseminated the day after tomorrow

.

World’s Biggest Rabbit still stolen

very old Greek man still awaits burial

.

Pyroclastic clouds over St Vincent

as La Soufrière fumes

.

latest football results

different combinations same names

reconfigured numbers

keep population happy with games

.

wealth to be redistributed

amongst wealthy

more bread at food-banks for needy

acts of charity headlined

prove rich are not all greedy

.

China, Russia, USA military manoeuvres

under-stated

news must not be too scary

.

English lambing season

cute pictures abound

wobbly woolly legs and tails

bottle-fed by volunteer

shepherdess called, Mary

.

variants of Covid-19 and subsequent vaccinations

analysed at length expanded in fine detail

opinion pieces and ten top tips

how to keep fit and healthy

thoughts on how to keep strong and mentally stable

millions google for places they can spend vacation

.

Minneapolis trial progresses

horrors carried out by men with guns multiply

in each of planet’s broken-hearted nations

.

plastics still simple and cheap

flooding oceans

ice caps continue to melt

opinion is polar bears might soon have something

on which they still can float

.

tomorrow’s news is just today’s

as read and heard and seen

every story nuanced and massaged

to keep people balanced

on knife-edge of fear

nothing different from past years

.

without the news boring into our minds

without the thud and blunder

all the patronising advice

do you think we might see a bold head-line

one dawn that simply reads:

EVERYONE WORKING HARD

EVERYONE IS BEING NICE

~

CLP  13/04/2021

time-stitch

nine arrowed together by lovers

in unusual hours no matter when

at coffee, lunch, tea, day, night

slipping through urgent fingers

grasping at sand they have to make up

for these unaccounted moments

they could not let pass without finding out

knowing full well each tide runs after

catching breath in liquid seconds

on the turn before its ebb

never coming back the same

understanding what has passed between them

were not seconds wasted waiting

for some non-existent tomorrow

~

n.b. NaPoWriMo 2021 Day Twelve

CLP 12/04/2021