A Very English Summer

by Paganini Jones

distant laughter
wine, notebook and pen by
my deckchair

cricket whites and
crack of leather on wood
strawberry cream tea

stroking the fur
she finds that bees sting.
toddler's first summer

knotted handkerchief
awry on old man's head
seaside nap

picnic on the lawn
set out for dolls
the cat stalks sardines


Author's Note:
Just fragments that make up memories of summer

Posted on 07/12/2011
Copyright © 2020 Paganini Jones

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Ken Harnisch on 07/12/11 at 03:21 PM

Fascinating fragments that taken together, paint a complete and colorful portrait. I especially loved the first stanza and "the crack of leather on wood." For you it's cricket, for us it's baseball, and either way it's delightful!

Posted by Angela Stevens on 07/16/11 at 01:58 PM

I can see this clearly. Very nice read.

Posted by Linda Fuller on 07/28/11 at 11:37 PM

Your words conjure up delightful idylls for this Anglophile - thank you :)

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