Tag: Winter

All Change Please

In the early 1980’s, the old-style, red, London bus, was my choice of transport to get around the capital. I was unable to afford a car. London Underground trains did not extend into the part of South London, where I lived at the time.

Christmas in July

The world has gone mad. A well-known shopping channel interrupted my television surfing this week by emblazoning the headline, Christmas in July, across my screen. Having survived the hottest day recorded in the UK, Christmas is the last thing on my mind. I stayed on the channel to appease my curiosity and was treated to…

Procrastination

Image: Davy D Writer

From behind her veil of dandelion

And daffodil, she wiped sleep from his eyes,

Lulled him from a Winter’s hibernation.

 

There were new seeds to be sown, grassy lawns

To be mown, clutter untangled from sheds

And outhouses, his list trailed across

 

Well thumbed pages. He took another sip

Of tea. Hadn’t he read somewhere, sometimes

It was better to let nature take her course.

Geezer

He had the gift of the gab, spoke

Anthologies of pubs and poetry

Beware of his tales and promises

Sooner or later he will let you down

Follow you with an unsettling silence

Freeze you in your own Winter