A Kingfisher Day

A Kingfisher Day

A Poem by Alan S Jeeves

The first poem I had published in 1973

When the morning first is born
With darkness on the run.
Warmth and light then greet the morn'
And make the way for sun.

When night-time creatures take their bed
And daytime things appear;
That's the time, I've often said,
When heaven is most near.

To stand and view the coloured show
With flowers of each kind;
The vivid hues of petals glow,
They intoxicate your mind.

To walk amongst the dewy grass
Which sparkles in the light.
Their blades salute you as you pass
And chase away the night.

To look above and see the sky
As blue as blue can be.
To stand below and wonder why
The blue is all you see.

Except the sun invades the blue
And gilded splendour cast;
A vestige that the day is new
And yesterday is past.

This day is noble, like my bird,
A beauty to behold.
This day is special, take my word;
Vivid, sparkling, blue and gold



© 2022 Alan S Jeeves

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Every now and then when we are on the river we see a kingfisher. Beautiful colours, blue and gold, the same vivid colours as a glorious sunny day when the sky is blue and clouds are absent. This poem written in 1973 would have been written by a much younger you and showed then that you had an excellent grasp of what was required. Some lovely imagery here Alan and the poem is nicely rhymed and flows well. All the best.


Posted 3 Months Ago

Alan S Jeeves

3 Months Ago

Thank you Chris. I was 22 when I wrote this poem for a competition. Of course it did not win but I d.. read more
In the tiny rural community where I was raised we had a special phrase for a day when the sun was gold and the sky a deep blue - we called it a kingfisher day, alike with the colours of the bird. Whenever I see a kingfisher it takes me back to the days of then.
Should we look back ?
I guess it's OK if we do not look back in anger.

Posted 3 Months Ago

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Added on July 2, 2022
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Alan S Jeeves
Alan S Jeeves

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

I live among the Pennine Hills near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, England. I was, though, born in Nelson, Lancashire., England. My days are spent writing, arranging and playing music - and also writing .. more..