A poem for the summer solstice



Godwit Sightings


In north Devon

a pantheon of godwits

a prayer of godwits

an omniscience of godwits

pattered about in the brown mud.


They floated rather,

in that drifty way they have.

Beautiful, light godwits

trotting about on mudflats.



Poem and photo by Rose Cook

A Summer Solstice Blessing



This is my final day of the Post a Poem a Day for 5 days Challenge, so here is a new poem ‘A Summer Solstice Blessing’ for tomorrow and I nominate
Richard Thomas​ to post one of his poems every day for 5 days and tag someone new each day.


A Summer Solstice Blessing


May the bugs never affect your crops.
May the outside leaves of your lettuce
always be free of slugs.
May the magpies keep clear of your garden,
so the smaller birds can play.
May the mice not pick at your compost
and your hens always be in lay.
May you have warm words on a bright evening,
a full glass on this longest day
and a smooth road home all the way to your door.



poem and photo Rose Cook