Hidden in the Shade — writing in north norfolk (Reblog)

hidden in the shadeof the willow, I avoidthe sun’s burning kiss Kim M. Russell, 14th October 2020       My response to Carpe Diem Celebrates Its 8th Anniversary October 2020: #1835 caught by the call (Hando) Today we are being inspired by Hando’s haiku: caught by the callof the flowers and mountain, I forgethow […]

Hidden in the Shade — writing in north norfolk

Photograph: ‘Light and Faith’

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Photo copyright Francis Barker 2020

Poem ‘I could live with it’

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(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I could live with it,

I mean an endless sun,
sipping cool pina coladas
in bottlegreen shade,
watching boats and glimmers
on the steady seas,
smiling abroad in January
like it was wilting June

Yes, right now I could go for that,
especially in this reluctant spring,
where complaints about drought
are already here.
Hosepipe bans hit headlines
while I watch daffodils being battered
and bowed by sheets of savage rain.
And I’m pestered
by cats attacking bare feet;
like me, they’re already tired
of watching drops clatter on sills.
Unlike me, they resort
to playing hide and seek,
upstairs and then down—
flying all around.
I’m sure they think it’s me
with the weather remote
and today I wish it was

poem © copyright df barker 2012