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Study in reflections



Something bright and colourful for summer. Not one of my best, but I like the way the reflections work…..

Painted in watercolours.


From the leaves drifts down slumber

Prone in the summer heat
Birds singing
Insects humming
Mind wandering
Body softening
And from the leaves overhead drifts down slumber

Copyright © 2015 Kim Whysall-Hammond

Originally blogged in 2015, and re-blogged to remind us in the Northern Hemisphere of summer warmth.


Fun Fair

Fun Fair

Turning spinning in a giant Teacup
Flying in chairs round and round
Surrealism rampant on a hot summer night
Sliding whooping skeltering heltering into the dusk

Bumping thumping crashing the cars
Shrieking with gleeful joy
Candy coloured lights flash into the near dark
Illuminating lovers and overexcited children
Tell me, is the coconut shy?


Copyright © 2016 Kim Whysall-Hammond




Walking in the Park


Walking in the Park

They have mown the grass in the park
Well, most of it
The scent is wonderful
It has been left long on the Bronze Age burial mounds
Where the wild grass flowers form a purpled haze
Behind, Foxgloves spike up from the drainage ditch  into the hedge
I walk up the southern mound to find the stone marked PEACE
Commemorating more recent dead from civil war
The sky is littered with clouds white and gray
As its blue darkens towards twilight
On this long June evening
After a day of rain
The scent of new mown grass says



Copyright © 2016 Kim Whysall-Hammond