Martin Robertson

Now and Then


Clouds roll off.  Summer is truly summer,

green sea foaming in cow-parsley and may,

sun-streaked with dandelion and buttercup.

Light air lifts the silted vapours away

to deep heaven, which like the deep ocean

takes everything to itself and remains pure.

And if the sea has oil-slicks, the upper air

mortal contaminations, today is lovely.

Enjoy today’s beauty and forget care.