Saturday, 11 June 2011

heavy feeling as leaves crowd onto trees
pulling down edges, cluttering  branches
whats the word -


shuffling nettles fully loaded with itchy blossom
reach up like old-fashioned umbrella handles
their dried blood stems waver in the wind
and battle back invincible


cows needing a new gate

june 11

the gate is mended
it fluttered on opening like unfolding fingers
and shuddered back to place broken
in an underhand way
the cows arrived with bellows
and metal scaffolds for their hay
and a new gate