Waiting for the purple bloom

IMG_0072Which way will weather blow sunshine to let the tiny flowers show us their bloom. Weather Cock from The Red House knows, the old iron vane can see it from up there above the roof tiles, a home that took so long to build, took so much graft and money, it became lost to the imagination. Purple blankets on moors only come when soil is ripe, not burnt up, comes once a year if luck has its way.  Ah to walk amongst the dark violets, pale purples, an envelope you can feel surround you. Soak it up I say. It is here already on Carrbrook hills and Saddleworth Moor, teasing the eye, the treasures just need the smile of the Sun, lacking this week. Blow winds blow, puff up your cheeks and make room for summer, make room for something new, other than too many clouds, too much fear and hatred, too much cut and run stuff, make room for blessed hands and feet that always have room for forgiveness.

Author: pennysharman

Penny is a qualified Complimentary Therapist with over 20 years experience. She is also a counselor, a healer and an awesome cook! Penny is a photographer and artist, but her focus for over 15 years has been writing poetry. Penny has an MA for Creative writing from Edge Hill University. She has had over 100 poems published in magazines such as The Interpreter’s House, Obsessed with Pipework, Strix, The North, Ink Sweat & Tears and Beautiful Dragons Anthologies. Penny’s pamphlet Fair Ground 2019 published by Yaffle Press and her first Collection Swim With Me In Deep Water 2019 published by Cerasus Poetry are available to buy from her website: pennysharman.co.uk Penny’s second collection is to be published in 2020/2021 by Knives Forks & Spoons Press.

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