Idris Davies


High Summer on the Mountains


High summer on the mountains
And on the clover leas,
And on the local sidings,
And on the rhubarb leaves.

Brass bands in all the valleys
Blaring defiant tunes,
Crowds, acclaiming carnival,
Prize pigs and wooded spoons

Dust on shabby hedgerows
Behind the colliery wall,
Dust on rail and girder
And tram and prop and all.

High summer on the slag heaps
And on polluted streams,
And old men in the morning
Telling the town their dreams.

Submitted: Friday, March 21, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: summer, dream

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (High Summer on the Mountains by Idris Davies )

Enter the verification code :

  • Jonathan Hughes (2/9/2010 5:58:00 PM)

    line 8 should read 'Prize pigs and wooden spoons.' not wooded spoons. This refers to Llwyau caru or the tradition of love spoons that a man carves for his lover. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Insensibile, Gianfranco Aurilio
  2. Soul Gives Life to Dreams xx xxx xx .., Lee Mack
  3. Dreams Everyone Dreams, Rohit Sapra
  4. because we're both globe-trotters, Mandolyn ...
  5. Interior Constraint, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. Silent voice, DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  7. The Gentlemen For Me, Poetic Lilly Emery
  8. The eyes of the stars is the eyes of Sta.., Raymond Sawyer
  9. Let's Live in Peace, Tirupathi Chandrupatla
  10. I Dry My Tears, Poetic Lilly Emery

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

Compleyne ne koude, ne might myn herte never,
My peynes halve, ne what torment I have,
Though that I sholde in your presence ben ever,
Myn hertes lady, as wisly he me save
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. The Young Housewife, William Carlos Williams
  9. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  10. The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]