After two months at home, thank the Stars and the Moon
We’re easing the lock-down and can move about soon.
Oh, I’ve missed my swimming in the Sea and the Lake
and my hands are all calloused from wielding a rake!
For years the garden had a perfunctory skiff;
A quick dash with the mower to tidy a bit,
A few Veggies planted then fend for themselves
But now, like so many, I’ve had time to delve.
My ramshackle greenhouse near bursts at the seams
With cavalcades of Courgette and Micro Greens.
The Tomatoes are stretching their limbs to the sky
While Carrots and Parsnips drain the water-butt dry.
And I’m learning the birds in the Garden that feed;
Chaffinch and Goldfinch, I keep them in seed.
I’ve now decorated the rooms in my home
Refresh and declutter – too long alone!
And with all the exercise, I’ve realised I Like,
Walking and Yoga and going out on the Bike.
But I STILL miss my Swimming, so, while sipping Sloe Gin,
I came up with an idea, to bring the Outside… IN…
With too much time, and left-over paint I fear –
I happened to come up with this SPLENDID IDEA!
Bored with my Bathroom and no plumber to help
I decided to do a makeover, myself!
“What a Great Idea!” It seemed in my head,
“I can’t go to the Lake – it can come to ME instead!”
So, here is the consequence of binge-watching shows
On home décor and Art; “We’re ALL artists you know…”
I blame GRAYSON PERRY, so please heed my warning
Lest you should wake up to THIS every morning;
My bathroom now has, at least for a while,
This Waterside visitor, who DOES make me smile;
He may not be Perfect, he may not be Grand,
But he was My piece of Lakeside, whilst Swimming was banned!
Words and photos by
Maureen McCoy 19th May 2020