Hello again all – I am today posting some more poems by Christina Lynn as we approach Halloween on 31 October, which is the last day of the “Ageing Well Festival”
Christina trained as a music teacher and has given many concerts in Wannock Village Hall – so here goes:
PASTIME WITH GOOD COMPANY
When “Lockdown” came we could not meet
For what had been our weekly treat
Rachael, Brian and me, a trio
Bach and Handel played “con brio”
Telemann, Purcell and Loeilett
They’d have to wait another day.
Not sure when we next perform
But we all hoped t’would not be long.
Those concerts done round Wannock Hall
Where we’d welcomed one and all.
Now performing put on hold
When next we play might be too old!
Could Rachael firmly hold her bow
And me the flute have breath to blow?
Brian’s fingers might get stiff
No longer could he play that riff.
For many months we had not played
Then Brian to me a phone call made
Said his room was very big
Three metres distance it would give
‘Cos from my flute I breath expel
Might virus lurk? We could not tell,
But we thought we’d take the chance
Yes this would be safe distance.
We played again – not lost our touch
And we enjoyed it oh so much.
About eleven had a break
In garden coffee to partake.
Frances joined us for a chat
We nattered long ’bout this and that.
And then it’s time to play again
We’re lucky that it has not rained!
Back into the lounge we go
Just time to play, perhaps the Blow?
The morning really has flown by
In ‘pastime with good company’
And we hope it won’t be long
‘Til Ian joins us for a song
And concerts round the Hall we do
Even if ’tis for a few!
By Christina Lynn