Bland On Bland – The BookThe theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “Warm Nights“.

Warm Nights

Where did that come from?
Memories arise unsummoned, plucked from a summer long forgotten.

Prized loose by a warm breeze and gentle, late spring evening

Rekindled, recollections of a deserted ocean beach – or was it a crowded Fitzroy lane? Perhaps it was both

A transient return to a paradise lost, immune to the crush of mortgages, rent, politics, pessimism and television’s toxic glow

Euphoric, carefree, reckless
When love danced and the future promised

An oasis, however fleeting, wedged between the aimless narcissism of youth and the jaded rationalism of age

As in all dreams, the plot has not survived intact, though mood and emotion endure beyond words

Look up at the stars
How long has it been?

Recall when the sun had a scent, the wind a taste and summer a song

When Brian Wilson, straddled a surfboard, carving his way across oceans without touching the water
And for one glorious moment, ride once more that perfect wave

© Copyright 2018 Ian Bland


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