Friday, 12 November 2010


Poem 133 of 230:  OXFORD BLUE - SPRING 2001

A contract ended/a new one begun,
    And a move from Bolton back to Bury -
A top-floor council-flat (within Radcliffe),
    Where streets are named from names in poetry,
And homes are framed by scenes I’m happy with.

My thirteenth-home needed some touching-up,
    And I chose, in the main, to D.I.Y.;
So a nailed off-cut-and-rug make-do
    Covers the small floor where shelved books now lie -
My first study, painted in Oxford Blue.

(C) David Franks 2003

Shop in Oxford; 5/9/2015