Summer's Done 
by Paul Brookes 

 

spice hearth

of tha home, tha wickness

with apples, pomegranates,

pumpkins, squashes

colour tha home

with marigolds,

chrysanthemums

 

burst pomegranate seeds

with tha teeth

savour their sharp,

bittersweet flavour

 

light bale fires

to scratch mistakes

light torches

to honour tha dead

kindle new fires

burn incense

set tha torc tenned ablaze

a pyramid of timber

called the Fire Boar

save the ashes

put a candle in tha window

so tha dear dead loved ones

find a way home 

 

About Paul

 

Paul Brookes is a shop asst. His chapbooks include The Fabulous Invention Of Barnsley, (Dearne Community Arts, 1993). The Headpoke and Firewedding (Alien Buddha Press, 2017), A World Where and She Needs That Edge (Nixes Mate Press, 2017, 2018) The Spermbot Blues (OpPRESS, 2017), Port Of Souls (Alien Buddha Press, 2018),Please Take Change (Cyberwit.net, 2018)

Forthcoming Stubborn Sod, (Alien Buddha Press, 2019), As Folk Over Yonder ( Afterworld Books, 2019). He edits The Wombwell Rainbow Interviews. 

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