Post-weekend Poetry 136: Seat with my Name by Tim French

Welcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the one hundred and thirty-sixth poem in this series. This week’s piece sees the return of English poet, Tim French.

Seat with my Name

024 bench - 233693That seat over there it bears my name

Standing proudly, always, in sun and rain

A refuge where weary walkers take rest

To eat, drink and retrieve their zest

It’s cleaned and cared for by my folk

A place we’d often share a jaunty joke

Around it in summer cluster clumps of wort

About the bees buzz ’til they opt to abort

And flights of geese oft assemble this way

For their many take-offs out to Stone Barn Bay

From here you can adjust and focus your gaze

On sails, harbours and pretend castaways

And after a day packed full of frolics and fun

It’s the best spot to see the setting sun

So though I’ll not add to my four score

My shade shall truly sit here for evermore.


I asked Tim what inspired this poem and he said…

This and some of my other poems were inspired by walks around Brixworth village, Brixworth Country Park, Pitsford Water and The Brampton Valley Way, Northamptonshire.

Another great poem. I love the idea of pretend castaways and because I live in the same county, I can imagine where they might be. Thank you, Tim.

Born, living and working in Northampton, England, Tim has had a number of pieces published in the small press down the years.

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