It was a warm day

After a stormy night 

The fountain splashed softly,

In a gentle icicle arc,

And with the sun barmy

On the back of my neck,

I stepped free of the veranda 

And into the garden 

The grass damp fat and soft 

Beneath my feet

And set my chair

Beside a large clutch of ferns

So I could breathe in

The heavy rich

Smell of the earth

Sharp in my nostrils 

After the rain

© Caro Ness 2016

Photo credit : +Mai​, used with permission