Forest shadows are deepening,
roses are in bloom and spring
is a forgotten dream.
Today is a slip of tan sand,
a sliver of salt marsh and the sea,
slow as wrinkling oil, bobs boats,
dappling the honey-hued harbour
with licks of salt to mark the tide
and fresh puddles on the quay-side.
Kim M. Russell, 2018
My response to Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Summer
Sumana’s motif this midweek is summer and she has given us some quotations and poems for inspiration to write a summer poem.