Apogee

we can't get much further away
from the summer solstice
grasses tickling your shins
sun pink face, a few freckles
but it's good to be here
with winter encroaching
with your smile
bright as buttercups
your kisses delicate
as sweet pea flowers

~

CLP 18/11/2021

on time

we approach halfway
between summer and winter
night prepares her cloak

~

n.b. Autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere in 2021 falls around 23rd September.

CLP 21/09/2021

autumn

lone caw of crow
the thinning oak
willows dragging the river
for another lost summer

~

CLP 05/09/2021

On Late August

with each breath begins
undressing of trees revealing
deep strength, stark beauty

~

CLP 27/08/2021

August iv

sharp red berries

spilled from urgent beaks

mashed underfoot

sweet yellow paste

tentative young wasp

~

CLP 11/08/2021

On Summer Rain

oh! welcome down draught

wash away harvest dust

cool our sheets for sleep

CLP 05/08/2021

On the River

casting a fresh line

heavy river running slow

your smile caught my eye

~

CLP 04/08/2021

On Rain

sky darkens, air cools

harvest dust swirls in downdraught

leaves dance to the beat

~

CLP 01/08/2021

On Thunder

within seconds of

flickering shadows on walls

shaken foundations

~

CLP 28/07/2021

On Time

grass mown and tedded

wuffled to speed its curing

awaiting baler

CLP 18/07/2021