Silvered

Silvered
by cloud
a feeble sun
tries to break through.
Defeated.

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Roads Closed

Upgrading
electrical cabling.
Local roads closed.
Inconvenience tolerated, work is
necessary.

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I never thought to use the words ‘electrical cabling’ in a poem! There are road works going on all around our neighbourhood at present. The road was closed in front of our house for a couple of days but as the work is ‘rolling’ no long stretch is closed for too long. Sometimes getting out of the area calls for circuitous routes. Down the road one day – road closed, turn round go up the road. Next day, lesson learnt, up the road to find road closed so turn round and go down the road. We are told the distribution cabling needs upgrading to cope with the new housing being built in the area.

Laburnum

Laburnum
pods hang
in beige clusters.
Drab mockery of springtime
glory.

Draining

Hot,
the sun
on my skin,
draining all my energy.
Lethargic.

Whispering

Pumping
pedals turn
quietly whispering wheels,
bright lycra flashes past.
Cyclists.

Returning

A few days away
and cherry blossom gone,
but look — cherries form.

Returning
I refill
the bird feeders.
Rare visitor flies in.
Jackdaw.

Delicate Beauty

Magnolia Blossom

 

Magnificent
delicate beauty
yet so bold,
palest pink, purple tinged.
Magnolia.

Unbowed

Blue
grape hyacinths
joyfully point skywards,
unbowed by the constant
rain.

Easter

Easter
arrives early
this year, yet
Winter’s grip does not
relent.

Crocus Blooms

Few
crocus blooms —
crushed by harsh
weather. More to come;
snow!

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