Palette of an overcast spring day

Photo by Ray Hennessy on Unsplash

Seen from the poet’s loft:
Red London bus, double-decker,
then a postal van.
Grassy yards where in the beds
Tulips, bluebells, wilder forget-me-nots
Now show.

A man in puffy jacket,
fluorescent against ground grey
far away.
A neighbour shakes a sheet
up to the washing-line.

Pigeons, magpies, parakeets,
finches, robins, full-bodied crows
frequent the rooftiles,
Wooden fence below.

Some say on such a day
The only colour to be seen
Is grey.

You may also enjoy these other spring poems:

In an English spring-time

Spring Wants

The first of two poems about blossoms

Supportasse Boughs

They’re purple but blue better rhymes

See Instagram (@beadedquillwrites) for more photo’s plus some micro, everyday poems from my recent trip.

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Published by BeadedQuill

Author of over 300 poems, also books, essays and short stories. Published in the Johannesburg Review of Books, Carapace and Type/Cast. BeadedQuill's titles are for sale via

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