Author(s): Rowena M Love
Copyright holder(s): Rowena M Love
scent of wild garlic seasons my stroll,
stirring the pot of memories.
Images boil into focus,
bigger, clearer, bigger, clearer
so real you’re there then
replaced by other bubbles:
the castle, liquorice cannons standing out
against the sherbet coloured stone;
crenellated walls crusting the fountain-filled pie
of sunken gardens;
mallards unzipping Swan Pond,
enamel-bright against its pewter sheen;
spaniels playing at the edge,
shredding water to scraps of sunlight;
finding campfires of wild strawberries,
their embers as warm and sweet in memory
as they were that day;
Where aaaaa-re you? Co-ming ready-or-not!
Hide and seek through trees
sun-spattered to a Pollock painting;
A whiff of garlic:
a feast of memories.
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