Andrew Fincham

Rookie (1964 / Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, UK)

Sunshine (Shipston On Stour) - Poem by Andrew Fincham

The window
Welcomes
Heart of England
Judges to the
Blooms & overhead the
Bunting wraps in
Pendant circuses above the
Square and fat men pat themselves
& smoke outside the open bay and think
To say it looks like rain in every space between
Each freshly chilled late July gust

A fisherman
Walks by with
Stool and rod and beard
As long as any tale was told
& printed maid (with bag to match)
trip totters home on high hat heels

Outside
A hardware shop
The steel wheel barrow slopes
Its back against the drops to catch the sun

(which slips above the cloud
for half a moment’s
puzzled warmth
before it’s
gone)

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 23, 2009



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