Throwback Friday – Spring Shower – Eric (EDC Writing)

‘Spring Shower’ – a light one…

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‘Spring Shower’  first fell into place two years ago this week – this its first time at the Cafe.

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Red kites ever circling
crapping on the washing
big birds no argument
quick cycle re-hang
damn it now it’s raining

Doves on the fence
at it don’t they ever stop
clouds rung dry again
washing takes a tumble
irony sinks in

Robin there’s always one
beak points to wet soil
kneel and trowel obediently
red breast a foot away
sun kissed distant memory

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EDC, an Englishman, a scientist, retired fellow, now writing, as is, whatever briefly comes into his head. Can be found blogging as ‘EDC Writing -Believing Sight Unseen’ at http://believingsightunseen.com

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The Trees by Philip Larkin – Classic Poems Presented By Go Dog Go Cafe Baristas & Writers

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As part of the Go Dog Go Cafe ‘Classic Poems’ series, I present the celebrated poem of Spring ‘The Trees‘ by the most English of England’s poets, Philip Larkin:

The Trees, by Philip Larkin

The trees are coming into leaf
Like something almost being said;
The recent buds relax and spread,
Their greenness is a kind of grief.

Is it that they are born again
And we grow old? No, they die too,
Their yearly trick of looking new
Is written down in rings of grain.

Yet still the unresting castles thresh
In fullgrown thickness every May.
Last year is dead, they seem to say,
Begin afresh, afresh, afresh.

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It is respectfully and fully acknowledged  that ‘The Trees’  first published  in ‘High Windows’ in 1974 is presented here by Eric Daniel Clarke (EDC Writing) as it appeared  in ‘Philip Larkin – Collected Poems’ published by Faber &…

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Throwback Friday – Care Guide – Eric (EDC Writing)

A ‘poem and a line’ hung separately before, re-aired at the ‘Go Dog Go Cafe’ today…

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‘Poem and a line’ –  an early 2018 poem and a six word line – a light care guide to laundry! 

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Care guide no use
hand rub squeeze tight
deep soak wet through
hot wash why rush
spin-cycles least two
well-conditioned hell yes
iron best wrinkle free
airing-cupboard tight fit
while here clean sheets
okay mister don’t mess up
damn you’re doing it again

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She’s a tickle… he’s an itch

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EDC, an Englishman, a scientist, retired fellow, now writing, as is, whatever briefly comes into his head. Can be found blogging as ‘EDC Writing -Believing Sight Unseen’ at http://believingsightunseen.com

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Promote Yourself Monday, March 23, 2020 and Round UP from March 16, 2020

‘Go Dog Go Cafe’ open – pop in for ‘Promote Yourself Monday’ – all welcome.

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Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  We had another great week perhaps because of the Coronavirus Pandemic. So please, once again, ALL Go Dog Go Cafe community members are invited to post one link to one specific piece of their writing (600 words or less please!) they have published on their blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed into the comments section below.

If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.

Last week’s Round UP, my apologies to the community for not getting around to the posts as much last week. Like many here in the States, I have been fighting to understand what my new normal looks along with processing the impact of the changes on life. Will get back to work now…

https://poetryforhealing.com/2020/03/16/daybreak/

https://lucysworkscom.home.blog/2020/03/15/let-us-draft/

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Throwback Friday – Life’s Light – Eric (EDC Writing)

Life’s light felt right to post again over at the Cafe…

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Grey autumn day
clouds as far as eyes can see
breeze swept trees shake off leaves
smoke swirls from log-fired chimneys

Arm in arm they walk
snuggled close to share their warmth
each complete with one another
for them there is no other

The path they tread now clear ahead
past diversions left behind them
a footstep from the door they pause
embrace give looks that say it all

The key their love he sweeps her up
lips touch across the threshold
life’s light within first sign of spring
winter closed the door behind them

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EDC, an Englishman, a scientist, retired fellow, now writing, as is, whatever briefly comes into his head. Can be found blogging as ‘EDC Writing -Believing Sight Unseen’ at http://believingsightunseen.com

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