Following a lazy day.
- C. J. Black
I took a stroll by the river, Listening to it talk
A most relaxing exercise – one from which I never baulk
Added to this, birdsong, from the shelter of the trees
The rustling of the leaves – movement from a gentle breeze.
When seeking inspiration during daylight hours
This is the ideal location – whether in sunshine or in showers
The weather – whatever it brings could never be a distraction
Watching the fisherman wading out – casting his net, hoping for a reaction.
A Lady further down the bank – sketching
I’ll probably never see the end result – I’m sure it will be fetching
A family go ambling by seeking the perfect picnic spot
Another couple settle nearby, with their multifunctional carry cot.
While I take out my note pad – then taking pen in hand
On all the activities going on about me – I try quietly to expand
Being honest with myself – it is not at all difficult
With the pleasantries surrounding me – I need no one with which to consult.
This place of tranquillity, also a photographer’s paradise
Nature in all its glory of which everyone wants a slice
Of course you’ll have the “visitor” – with total disregard
For their fellow visitor and the environment, they have little or no regard
Always expecting others to do their dirty work
One wonders what their home environment is like – if they do this to natures walk
Scenes such as this I must admit drive me totally berserk
While others won’t leave a crumb behind – their play area will be white a chalk
“Do similar situations upset you – make you furious?
I’m not necessarily looking for an answer – just a tad curious”
- C. J. Black©β
Wednesday 5 August 2015