promise of summer

20130430-133238.jpgsun on my back
blue sky, bird song
world softened with a smile
nature allows
a tiny taste
of nectar, golden sweet
elusive sips
of summertime
a promise to be kept

daisy chain

5-img_3604long gone warm summer days
on the village green
grass prickling my chubby bare legs
reaching for yet more daisies
for a chain that could reach the sky
one after another added to the endless length
and all that mattered was the careful task
make a hole
thread it through
make another
thread it through
until the sound of the bell
rung by the chosen child
clang clang clang proudly rung
and back into the cool shade of the classroom