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Sunshine wall to wall day
Mind you stay in the shade day
Choose sun protection factor 30 day
When’s it going to stop day
Frying under the sun day
Careful what you wish for.
A proper summer? Hot days
with wall-to-wall sunshine?
False memories of winter:
cloudy skies, gun-metal grey,
lashings of rain curtaining down.
Was it always like that?
Or were there blue skies in between?
And now we have week upon week
of parched lawns, diminished rivers, moorland fires and painful sunburn, sleepless nights and short tempers.
Bring back a touch of winter:
promise-crammed clouds of black and grey,
replenishing streams, greening grass,
dampening moorland, cooling skin
and brows. Blessed, blissful rain.
But careful what you wish for.
silent wethers graze
sullen stillness swathes waters
westering sun sinks
After the rain may come sun
After the pain perhaps some fun
Shares can go up as well as down
But invest in life — it means we’ve won
smudges in the sky
shade from sombre to shining
Selene greets Sol
winter blues banished
warm sun heating window seat
seasons come and go
bald head browning not quite burnt
must remember hat