Tuesday, 5 June 2012


summer pauses

this morning
summer pauses
no sign of warmth
chilly air
mist invades
view concealed
saturated
drips drop
wind blows
scruffy fledglings feed
on windowsill

return soon
summer days

27 comments:

Mitchell is Moving said...

Too bad about the pause, but I love how it inspired you.

Nancy Claeys said...

Sorry that summer is being elusive for you!

the cuby poet said...

Mitchell is Moving: It is amazing where inspiration is!

the cuby poet said...

Nancy Claeys: I hope it is just around the corner!

Evlyn said...

Your poem brings back memories of days like that, when the season seems to pause. Actually, I have always enjoyed these pauses because it is a break in the advance to heat and fruition. Somehow, it gives us a chance to take a breath before we are swept along again on summer's progress.

Ina in Alaska said...

We just had our "summer" pause, a few days of gray skies and rain and now, glorious sunshine and WARM!!!

Elaine said...

You have described those fledglings so well - scruffy. Let's hope summer soon returns.

the cuby poet said...

Evlyn; Summer is so unpredictable in Britain that there is always the worry that a pause will be more th just that!

the cuby poet said...

Ina in Alaska: Still grey here but with hints of blue today however rain in the forecast. I hope it was just a pause and no more.

the cuby poet said...

Elaine: Their feathers were wet but their adorableness was just the same and scruffiness is so much part of them.

Out on the prairie said...

I welcome a visit of cool, it is real warm here today

the cuby poet said...

Out on the prairie: If only we could swap air!

Doris said...

This is a really good piece of writing. It sums up the mood of disappointment when the sun goes away after such a brief appearance. I feel that for once we are having a better time of it up in the far north. The island has been bathed in sunshine for several days. Its cold but dry.

the cuby poet said...

Doris: I am absolutely sure you have seen more of the sun and when I hear Stornoway enjoyed 16.2 hours of sunshine on the same day I wrote this I could only feel envy tinged with disappointment that I wasn't there!

Crafty Green Poet said...

it's like that here too! where's the real summer weather!

the cuby poet said...

Crafty Green Poet: Is it down to global warming?! Seriously it is concerning.

Denise said...

Such a lovely poem and just about says it all so succinctly. Hope the good weather returns soon. I am not sure which message you will read first as I am visiting all your blogs, but once again I would like to say thank you for visiting and how much I have enjoyed returning the visit.

the cuby poet said...

Denise: So good to welcome you here so pleased you enjoyed this poem.

eileeninmd said...

I can only assume you weather is not the greatest right now. I hope sunny days arrive soon. lovely poem, have a great weekend!

holdingmoments said...

I think summer has deserted us this year.
Enjoyed your poem. :-)

the cuby poet said...

eileeninmd: It certainly has!

the cuby poet said...

holdingmoments: Certainly has although we had a week in May when it all looked hopeful.............but at least we're not flooded!

CherryPie said...

That describes very well how it is here today.

I am wishing for the sun to come back too.

the cuby poet said...

CherryPie: Were is summer this year?

upwoods said...

I hope summer returns soon for you. It's here now, in full beauty.

the cuby poet said...

upwoods: We are still waiting and waiting.

Kathie Brown said...

I like this one.