The rain suggests a rest, from ‘work’ abstain
and set the mind to indoor ‘calm’ pursuit.
Exchange a shovel for a pen, in bliss;
release the words, all scrambling wistfulness.
Some music inspiration then recruit
until the verses form their own refrain.
Record an aching need in bold refrain.
Uncover, let no secret wish abstain.
Raw courage, let some summer wine recruit
in this brave, self-examining pursuit.
Reveal desires, hopeful wistfulness;
for self expression is a writer’s bliss.
Describe remembrance of a heartfelt bliss,
a moment memorised in life’s refrain;
return, relive the joy in wistfulness,
let time and other barriers abstain
from fading old elation’s hot pursuit.
Revitalise, eloquence recruit.