Birthday wishes

Pol and Pad

My Mum

My mum loves lavender chocolates
and chips with fried eggs
The feel of earth pressed down cool
beneath her hands;
The scent of morning in a greenhouse
Snowdrops in springtime
Green apples split in two
The colour purple (in almost every shade)
Ginger kittens soft, and spiky
A child’s hot hand in hers
Sunshine, skies and trees on hillsides
Scones with jam and clotted cream
Coffee late at night when it would
prevent others sleeping
Whimsical, unexpected things
All kinds of adventures
The whole world
Home. 

Happy 70th birthday, Mum!