Doug Pugh and Delores Ekberg

Delores Ekberg
Inspiration piece

Doug Pugh

Haitch Two Ohhhhh

Simmer sunlight over last

Winter’s snow


Wring rainbow into

Dilute solution of H²0

Add momentum and a frisson of gravity

Churl endlessly

Over rocks worn slipper smooth

Garnish slightly

With contrast pebbles, sprinkles

Of alpine flowers

And the occasional brook trout

Set in a shady forest on the slope

Of a mount

The mellow tones of olde oak

Or the vibrant tang of a cedar

For a seasonal twist

Add a dipping swallow

Or alternately

Over stylised ice

Serve in a tumbler

With a memory

Of a sigh