Tag Archives: Spring

Spring remembered at the changing of the clocks

spring-air-2A small plane eases set square perpendicular,

Skylarks bob and descant chorus,

Gorse spikes buttery by the broom’s lemon yellow,

Sun hazed scenting coconut,

Save these richer, richest, riches –

Keep safe this warmer wealth of light.

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Spring forward

2014-03-23 at 15-44-28Like an unwelcome guest,
The dark has over lingered in
Nights red-eyed and raw knuckled,
By grinding iterations of hard worked dreams.

Yet there were the pinks of the winter dusk,
And the ice flints of the night sky,
The shifting aerial caresses of radiant chiffon,
A midday moonset shouldered above Corrie Winter,
Cloud-backed blue tangible on high distant snow.
All screened through a season’s steadfast shadows.

But now an end at last, at last an end to waiting.
Now quickly we will go, now we will be going.
Now step at last, stepping forward, stepping out.
Stepping out at last, to greet this sudden longer light!

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UK clocks go forward one hour in the last weekend of March.
In Scotland the days can suddenly seem noticeably longer.