Poem: Coats

Coats don’t see the sunshine,
Not without the rain,
As soon as the sun is fully out,
They are packed away again,
Warmth not required,
The Coat will make you sweat,
The good ol sunny shower,
Is the best the jacket will get,
At least until the autumn,
When it’s blustery and wet.

Julius LeBlanc Stewart - Les Dames Goldsmith au bois de Boulogne en 1897 sur une voiturette

Poem: Canadian Sunlight


A chink of Canadian Sunlight lightens up my room,
Which in England is no mean feat.
Across great seas and barriers of time,
At computer screens we meet.

She is a radiant vision,
Brought through in not quite HD
More importantly she did not run for the hills,
Upon first sight of me.

Sometimes I rise early,
Let the sunshine in,
Curse international time zones,
For as her day ends as mine begins.

Maybe one day soon,
We’ll meet but not as binary code,
But right now I’m happy enough,
On the fibre optic high road.

You know how hard it is to find a picture of Canada in the sun!