Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge

We had our chance

Hildersham, Cambridge, June 2020

We had our chance when the
Pre-Industrial skies returned to
Remind us what blue is.

The cuckoo sang to the drilling of the woodpecker;
Wild roses followed the nodding bluebells;
Barley fields swayed in waves of olive and lime greens
While wheat grew thick and stocky
Somehow swelling in the drought.

But carbon proved irresistible:
We took to the skies to be dunked in exotic locations
And left the vapour trails to our children.