A few recent poems have orbited around summer. 29°C captures some moments from the July heatwave. Another Summer’s Day explores more delights of the warmer season. Summer food and outdoor eating, which we enjoy at such times with childlike relish, are enacted by the child characters who feature in Packed Lunches and Summermelon. Tightly Sealed and Look At draw on observations of ordinary days as they continue to unfold during a suburban summer. Leftovers accumulate in the ‘fridge. Residents must still go to work and pick up groceries on the High Street.
An Arrangement of Strangers, a poem about some childhood fears, proved the wildcard.
I consider Recycled the most beautifully put together of them all.