my grandson and I name all the sea-colours
of Killiney Bay, where we are walking:
copper-green, sea-green, silver, grey
pink, cobalt blue, navy, azure
changing shades as clouds move over
or later when the sun sinks lower.
Strawberry is the name of June full moon
season of red fruits, red roses, red clover
crimson sweet williams, scarlet geraniums
common poppies, dancing fuschia flowers.
Last night, a young, tawny fox, bright in
moonlight, crossed my path, paused
on the grass, looked all around
shook his brushtail, scampered on.
By Rosy Wilson