Nicola Beckett on The Mask
4 hours ago
We may all love the summer weather,
And some may be obsessive
But we have such heat right now
That it is incredibly oppressive.
And while it should be nice and pleasant
Right now the heat is too extreme,
And the boiling hot Sun we suffer here
Is one of the greatest we have seen.
We puff and pant and are soaked with sweat,
Thinking: 'How much hotter can this get?'
Or 'if only I could ...
Tuesday 27th August 2019 6:20 pm
This summer season must be the best,
For it is when with the world I am most impressed.
It is time to be out and to have constant fun,
To be under blue skies and the endless Sun.
Time for scorching hot days and muggy nights,
To see smiling faces all filled with delight.
It is time to relax and time to unwind,
While all about you there is joy to find.
Friday 23rd August 2019 5:47 pm
The Summer Tree.
You missed your niece decorating the Summer Tree
with strings of butterflies and flowers we bought
in Kelsall at the festival.
… then here she encircled small white stones
around dark flat slate and pointing at a
photograph softly asked, “who’s he ?” …
You missed your nephew skipping through
the hall and dripping choc ice onto a shoe
Wednesday 5th June 2019 9:47 am
Glorious was that day:
Star rich the summer sky
Amongst the sun warm hay
We stole a sack on which to lie
Warm was that night:
Grass framed the starry gems
Below the hov'ring kite
We kissed amongst the tall grass stems
Heavenly was that tryst:
Grass rough the bed we made
Below a dusky mist
We took our love as grasses swayed
Fierce was that lust:...
Friday 11th January 2019 4:01 pm