Haiku: Holidays!

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Haiku copyright Francis Barker 2020  Photo by Sean O.

Wenceslas Square, Prague, Czechia

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Photo copyright Francis Barker 2019

Sunday Pictures: County Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland

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The County Antrim coast in Northern Ireland is spectacular. This picture was taken in June 2019.

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: Beach

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Bali, Indonesia

Life could be a beach
It’s an easy game to play
made hard by others

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Poem: ‘August in Yesteryear’

English: Summer field in Belgium (Hamois). The...
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Summer was once ices poles and living
on bikes; we were free like swifts
screaming circles in the air. Greens
were for football and teams twenty a side,
roads for playing cricket, where cars
were stalling aberrations. We lay
on lawns watching clouds, minds unfettered
in those zenith blues; guilt
and care belonged to
some other world and school
might well have been
beyond the moon.

Only later came guitars with boys’ awakenings;
serenading neighbours
sunbathing in the yard, or the shock
of full moons rising late in the day. We really
thought we had credence, like southern
Skynyrd boys, singing in that
sultry heat with school coming at us
like banks of cloud, the football season
begun and cricket nearing its end,
watching shadows gathering
where the sun once shone

poem © copyright David F. Barker 2012