Friday, 11 July 2014

July Morning

How light works to bring back world
and summer put on rash splendour:
such homecomings and departures
as city rooftops shield appear –
as they might rightly be – adventure.

Not so much grateful for small mercies
as learning to spot small miracles,
you’ll be savouring thick coffee smells
and prospects of a day unfolding
into distant car-horns, rumorous traffic

as colour glides in to repossess
the crags and angles of night’s canyons.

Image: Marina Shiderova; text: Tom Phillips 

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