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I went walking on a summer’s day...

posted 25 Jul 2014, 12:01 by Helên Thomas   [ updated 25 Jan 2018, 19:05 ]
We're having such a glorious summer, I thought I'd post this. It's just one stanza from a poem called 'I Went Walking' that has four stanzas, each one describing a month of the year. You'll have to wait until autumn for the next one! 

I went walking on a summer’s day,
“And what did you see?” I hear you say.
I saw the sun up in the sky,
Egg yolk golden shining high.
I saw children riding bikes.
I saw toddlers on trikes.
I saw ladies under brollies,
Sitting shaded eating lollies,
Slurping ice-cream, strawberry pink,
Ice cubes clinking in a cold drink.
I saw small birds fly, swiftly by,
Catching insects, skimming the sky,
Loop the looping, swallows swooping
Past  foxgloves and purple lupins.
I saw people trying to stay cool;
I’m glad I’ve got a paddling pool!

Bumble bee in a foxglove, June 2014