Digesting the Seasons

Digesting the Seasons

early morning walk
breakfast windows opened wide
the day glistening
daffodils dance in the breeze
a buzz of expectation

— *** —

a luncheon party
ham-salad and fruit in the shade
‘a dry white anyone?’
the ceiling-fan slices still air
distant hills shudder the heat

— *** —

afternoon tea-time
shadows stretch across the grass
crockery clatter
children can play another hour
while adults chatter at the tables

— *** —

a steel-blue frost sky
foot-crunch ground with coat and glove
the home-fire ablaze
an oven-dinner cooking
warmth fills the night-wrapped room

Richard Scutter 7 April 2014

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