Brian Taylor

(England)

APRIL


April was hot and dry.

The red earth responded
by blowing as dust in the wind.
The green earth responded
by smothering itself with flowers of a thousand colours.

The Water Board responded
by banning hosepipes
and promising to charge more
for redistributing the rain
(if it comes) .

Butterflies appeared early.
A full moon hung above the ocean like a portent.
A comet lit up the north-western skies for two weeks.

And
in truth
absolutely nothing
happened.

Shadows
slid across
the shining screen.

Submitted: Thursday, April 01, 2010
Edited: Thursday, April 18, 2013

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  • Heather Wilkins (5/30/2013 3:46:00 PM)

    April, the beginning of spring with all its beauty. Nature awakens from a long winters nap refreshing itself. Nice images (Report) Reply

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (4/12/2010 5:42:00 AM)

    A comet lit up the north-western skies for two weeks. / And in truth absolutely nothing
    happened.

    What more can happen on earth you expect. Values and humanism being raped different corner of the globe every moment. What more do you expect poet except of going down into debris the whole?
    A flat painting of april is drawn. Straight and naked. One kind of beautiless beauty perhaps.
    Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Laurence Bourke (4/1/2010 11:01:00 AM)

    Wow, this was stunning, an almost passive description of april, and all its normalities, you have concocted great images here that move easy over the inner, great work,
    really well done! ! (Report) Reply

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