Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Summer Dawn

Summer Dawn

My sleeping children are still flying dreams
in their goose-down heads.
The lush of the river singing morning songs
Fish watch their ceilings turn sun-white.
The grey-green pike lances upstream
Kale, like mermaid's hair
points the water's drift.
All is morning hush
and bird beautiful.

If only,
I didn't have flu.

Spike Milligan 1918 - 2002

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  1. Ah, Spike Milligan - so much poetry and emotion and he could never resist the final joking comment to deflate the moment. Love the sunflower - we have two that we didn't plant; thank you birds:-)

  2. Oh, that sunflower is wonderful, Neil! :-)

  3. And all crafted by my own not very green fingers!

  4. Aw, so nice to see this verse from Spike Milligan. Absolute genius. He colours in your pics are lush, cheered me up no end.