Up through the rubbish the new grass is growing.
Green hawthorn, yellow gorse and whitethorn blowing.
In the year’s slippage when we were asleep –
Corporate Solutions, Bowring, OHeap –
The field has gone, the earth’s laid bare.
New homes are ready that last year weren’t there.
Developers’ banners wave on the hill:
Larwood Park, Fairfields and Berry Mill.
New fences. Spring rain. Thinking time.
Read the road. Make the rhyme.
Hunting the hedgerows, a hawk hovers high.
Wind turbines turning in the blustering sky.