National Poetry Day — 27.07.12

'Forty Fifty' a poem by Jenny Bornholdt to celebrate National Poetry Day on 27 July 2012

It is
quite plainly
spring.  Coffee
like a spell-
Medellin  Excelso
Colombian.
Children out
on the long driveway
to adulthood, us
at its edge
in search of Rue
‘that sour herb
of grace’.
When we were
children here
there used to be
ducks.  In the blare
of sunlight
someone says
it feels like
Spring.   It is,
we say,
It’s here.
It’s now. 
Image:  Bookcover - The Hill of Wool (detail).
Cover painting:  detail of Webb Street (oil on board 600 x 600mm, 2009) by Johanna Pegler, reproduced by kind permission of the artist and Anna Miles Gallery .