Spring Sunshine

Spring Sunshine
A summer’s afternoon in spring
The lawn glowing in the light
Before me the ruined facade
of a once splendid house
towers sightless over box topiary.

Distant voices carry from the shadows
Two figures in 20s dress
wander languidly across the grass
holding parasols aloft
a tilt to the heyday of this house.

The slender forms drift away
and I’m left to focus on
wisteria in full blowsy bloom
And the shadows sharp on the lawn.
© Susan Judd 2012


  1. Hi Sue, you’ve taken me on a wonderful journey into the past. I love visiting old houses to hear the stories that they murmur. ~ Dennis

  2. So vivid Susan. Beautiful. I just posted a spring poem today. Feel free to have a look when you can. 🙂

  3. This is lovely Sue, it could be Nymans.

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