READERS’ POETRY: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, September 11

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This week we have poems from Barbara Keeling and Gillian Grinham

A SEASONAL CAROUSEL

Spring

The tides

Winds falling into

Storm dawn

Willows tipped with green

April showers and

Sunlight on the primrose

Summer

The haze

Poppy heads of heat

Haytime seeds

Tumble twisted

Red hot and scorched

Igniting an eternal flame

Autumn

The fires

Smoking the rose

Into bronzen ash

Flame colours that smoulder

Golding the

Faded leaves

Winter

The cold

Snow showers falling

Into frozen time

Icicles splinter

Slowly stirring bulbs beneath the earth

Into a rosy germination

BARBARA KEELING

TWO PHOTOS

Gentle waves lapping pink toes,

Rays from the sun warming the young bodies

Of two brothers

Lying on the beach.

One for the album,

To make us smile,

To remind us of happy family days,

Lying on the beach.

Gentle waves lapping pink toes,

Rays from the sun warming the young bodies

Of two brothers

Lying on the beach.

One for the front page,

To sear our hearts,

To remind us of a family tragedy,

Lying on the beach.

GILLIAN GRINHAM