Friday, 25 July 2014

A Cup of Cherries


Outside the kitchen, from the bench,
you look up into branches that you might call –
were they human – over-enthusiastic.

Sparrows, finches occupy
a wooden cascade.
Let them have their gluttony.

Their chirping arguments
are a kind of drama.

When it’s time again,
we'll remember –
go out picking with plastic bowls,
put cups of cherries on the sideboard.

Image: Marina Shiderova; text: Tom Phillips 

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