Sound of ball on bat –
Single engine prop above –
Busy Lawnmower.

A clink of glasses –
Wood pigeon calls from the tree –
Frenzied laden bees.

A creaking swing-chair –
Rustle of a newspaper –
Cold new beer goes ‘pfsst’.

Leaves in a light wind –
Kids playing nicely, for now…
Green and pleasant land.

Buried far from sun –
The worms work, working away ~
Listen carefully.

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