New Poetry Project: 'English Pastoral"

Oxford summer
the cottage doors

open to the garden
where wood pigeons coo

& distant laughter drifts
over the garden wall

I sit at the end of a long table
paper rustling in the breeze

watch a butterfly flutter in
float over the forget-me-nots

time stops, freeze idyllic
electric blue sky tufted

with motionless cotton wool
the city in my head goes mute

as I succumb to countryside
content with birds & breeze

This poem is the second of four new works that will appear at Modern Confessional and across social media as part of the New Poetry Project 2.0 ©Collin Kelley, 2017


Maureen said…
Lovely poem, Collin.

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