Monday, 24 May 2010

In the Park

The sun is shining this April spring day
the park is full of people in a throng
there are lovers walking hand in hand
youngsters playing football all among
the dogs that vie with each other for the ball
students from the University are lying on the grass
swotting up their French verbs and German syntax
the ducks on the lake are being fed by enfants en masse
though most of the bread gets stolen by the pigeons
everyone here is happy as the sun beats down
everyone that is except one, lonely, uniformed man
the park-keeper sports a very black frown


Composed: Glasgow, 4th April 1967


1980 THE RAINBOW AND OTHER POEMS (Heckmondwyke, Fighting Cock Press)
1994 Read This (UK)

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