I’ve been horribly neglectful of my blog and I apologise to all my followers. As you know, I am now an Unbound author and raising pledges for my book, Blood On The Banana Leaf.
One of the rewards for being my 50th supporter was a personalised poem for my friend Jilly. She was keen to have something to read to her 4 year old, Jack. He is a wonderful boy and they are very nature-friendly and outward bound so I hope the poem below reflcts that.
See, Jack, see the rosy sun begin to rise
A morning mist gives little drinks to bees
The birds begin to sing their first,
the moon will rise before their last.
See how the mountains range & beam
In their Sunday best they are proud to gleam
Goats a bleating on hillsides green
Chewing softly, they are gentle things.
See, Jack, see the wind that runs on speedy legs
Through tree tops full of nests & speckled eggs
Look! A lizard sunbathes in the tea-time sun
It’s tail sways in time with nature’s dozy hum.
The lawn is green, the sky so blue,
The stone so cool, the sweetpeas new
The long shadows begin their journey old
As afternoon blazes green & gold.
See, Jack, see the Swallowtail on a flower
Taking sips before flying on, hour after hour
See those fields of corn, yellow glinting in the sun
Ripening quickly through the Summer’s run
Field mice squeaking, tails a leaping.
Dusk comes down and from the dark a-peeping
A wise old owl of many years, hoots and swoops
Til glowing moon dips low and he must roost.
See, Jack, see your comfy bed & toys all near
The stars are out, the night is here
Cuddle up with Mum and Dad,
Read a book and feel cosy glad
A glass of milk to bring you happy dreams
You’re eyes are sleepy, droopy things
Smile once more & stretch your toes
Goodnight, our Jack, we love you so.
And please remember to pledge for my novel & at the very least have your name in the published book as a supporter @ https://unbound.com/books/blood-on-the-banana-leaf. Thank you x