May 3

SATURDAY 9 20

On uncut verges,
dandelions and daisies
proliferating.

SUNDAY 10 20

A staffie trots to
the bench for his tennis ball,
chases after it.

MONDAY 11 20

A year ago today
confetti and kir royale
on the sunny lawn.

TUESDAY 12 20

My flat brush spreads Payne’s
grey, sap green, yellow ochre
over soaked paper.

WEDNESDAY 13 20

Two blackbirds keep their
distance on the grass, partners
in a slow pavane.

THURSDAY 14 20

Already lilacs
and rhododendrons begin
to fade, soon over.

FRIDAY 15 20

A tabby cat, or
maybe tortoiseshell, sits still
then runs to be stroked.