John Rickell

Rookie - 236 Points (november 1945 / York)

Potatoes And Carrots - Poem by John Rickell

Spring dissolves winter's gloom
distilling opening buds drop
their scales now snow is gone,
chestnut leaves carried home
for Mothers-Day and grandma,
joining anemone and violet
in jars and vase and jam pot.
Church-bells, bonnets tricycle
white tailed rabbits skipping lambs
Easter eggs announce another year
Good Fridays pass un-noticed
Lent forgot and Passion Sunday
Palms and Easterday, (The list
does not rhyme, if ever once it did.
Regret not passing of the past
today shall become a yesterday.
Let rain beat on window-panes
see willow buds turn green
on veils of yellow branches
May flowering in the hedge
sparrow, chaffinches and tit
stoat and weasel, fox and hawk
Hear laughter and the fears
smile and cry with them, share
as does all nature, all and more,
it is there for you...
Take and pay for it....
Potatoes soon and carrots, ride
the roundabout, do not trip,
hold the rail and let it spin
round and round and roundelay.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 8, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 8, 2015


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