Three Summers


Notice of absence from Neville

Good Mane to one and all .. I just thought between clearing the drive of snow and trying to set off for the airport I better let those that might be interested know of my proposed leave of absence .. Off to the Algarve for a couple of weeks .. Say safe n well and catch ya upon my eventual return .. AGT's Neville :)

Three Summers


Do you ever think back on

those good old days

when we could sleep on

the beach, if we so chose

beneath stars ..

And if it ever dared rain

or to blow even,

neath the warm yet still

salty and rough

tarpaulined hull of some


old fisherman’s craft ..

And where, if my memory

still serves,

I seem to recall, we spent

three whole summers

just living and loving like that ..

  • Author: Neville (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 21st, 2022 02:53
  • Comment from author about the poem: this was not the Algarve .. it was much closer to home, on the beaches in and around Devon & Dorset
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  • orchidee

    I thought it was about your time by the duck pond round the back of the Co-op! Well, it was for me, when I met a certain gal. lol.

    • Neville

      Nah .. Devon n Dorset, the west country in England next door to where I presently live 🙂

    • L. B. Mek

      'And if it ever dared rain
      or to blow even,
      neath the warm yet still
      salty and rough
      tarpaulined hull'
      (the 'dared' in these lines
      defines your poetry's subtlety
      so acutely, dear Poet
      when gripped within love's embrace
      even nature 'dare' not disturb)
      a great read! thank you Hyung

      • Neville

        and now I feel totally indulged brother Mek .. thank you so bloomin kindly & true sir 🙂

      • Fay Slimm.

        How weird that we both posted verses today on summers ago - - loving your recall of sleeping outside under boats on the beach - to which I say Snap - poetic minds must think alike - - or can you read my mind.............x

        • Neville

          uncanny ................. 🙂 bless you my friend x

        • Doggerel Dave

          Like the old fisherman's craft has such a central role in the craft of your poetry here. I have slept on the beach, but not recently,... and not under an OFC.... not in a draughty place like Devon and no, on this occasion, alas....

          • Neville

            Good to hear you old dog .. I'm glad there are others who behaved in much the same way yonks ago I presume .. am not sure I would want to give it another go now .. the knees are not so good these days 🙂

          • crypticbard

            Thanks for the tip! If ever by that way, sleeping outdoors would be awesome to do again.So much better than Algarve.

            • Neville

              certainly a bit more chilly 🙂

            • dusk arising

              You certainly know how to make your reader feel envious.

              • Neville

                it was not intentional .. cheers DA

              • Goldfinch60

                Sounds like a great youthful way of spending the summer Neville.


                • Neville

                  its one of them that is unlikely to ever be forgot .. but just in case, I thought I better capture some of it for posterity .. cheers, Neville 🙂

                • Dove


                  • Neville

                    that'll do nicely my friend .. bless you n true

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