the weather is slowly and surely warming up,
the roses are beginning to bud,
the beets are getting taller -
blooms make merry the table amidst the mess of sewing,
this old recipe is re-discovered and savoured,
on a sunny day we let the nappies and clothes get kissed by the sun,
stand by tiles my lover brought me from marrakech
(because he knows how I love tiles, morocco and blue and white)
I take baby out into the fresh air to look at sky
or greenery or post-box interior -
and we're humming round the cherry tree
cause there's green globes a'growing...
what makes you merry to-day?