5 April

Conversation by a Bougainvillea

Here in Mallorca spring lasts just two days, three if you’re lucky. Summer replaces winter in a moment.

Spring takes its time in England. Each flower has its turn on the stage as spring unfolds. As one bows out, the next comes in. The daffodils give place to the tulips, and then the bluebells come. One after the other.

To read the poem, click here.