Jul05

Thomas Cook
A Sunday Stroll through the Village

The sun 
lensed a hole 
in the canopy
enough to 
etch rainbow flares 
across the undergrowth
and the trees 
had coughed up
a phlegm of bark.
Rolling banks 
of buffeting gusts
roiled their sticky goo
and made me imagine
a keg chested wolf
exhaling furiously
while above 
unimpressed squirrels 
wave their tiny fists 
and launch
acorn missiles
to dislodge
their wouldbe 
lunchtime 
dinner guest.

The first book of Sir Isaac Newton’s Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica was published today in 1687.

Thomas Cook organises the first package holiday from Leicester to Loughborough, today in 1841.

One Comment Add yours

  1. eob2 says:

    Gave me a chuckle 🤭 at the end.

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