Paul Gerard Reed


Cornthwaite Park Poem by Paul Gerard Reed


An English Sunday morning
With cricket pitch prepared,
Lemonade and frothy coffees
The hint of roast beef hangs in the air;

Over Sunday newspapers
An unhurried contemplation,
In the distance, faintly
Church organ and congregation;

Sun-dappled wooded hideaways
Quiet winding lanes,
Dog walkers and joyful dogs
Swings and climbing frames;

First hopeful rose buds swelling
Ladybirds engaged in tasks menial,
Cabbage Whites flutter past in pairs
Their flimsy beauty ethereal

A late spring Sunday morning
From pressures we disembark
To spend a precious hour
As we walk in Cornthwaite Park

Submitted: Monday, May 19, 2014
Edited: Monday, May 19, 2014

Topic of this poem: life


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