the azores high

village pumpThe Azores High

Here is the latest weather forecast:

A large area of high pressure remains settled

from south of the Azores to the north of Scotland.

Over the coming week it is expected this will bring…

widespread outbreaks of shorts,

socks and sandals,

frequently together.

These will be visible

in all areas, at close range,

from early mornings onwards.

Hot sands on beaches

have led to reported


of ice-cream vans,

accompanied by long queues

of children, of all ages.

High temperatures,

along with prolonged sunshine,

will lead to the appearance

of pink flesh,

turning later to various

shades of red.

It is expected that showers

of high factor sun cream

will be applied, too late

Clouds of charcoal smoke

can be seen here,

there, indeed, everywhere.

The Health Services have issued

warnings about food poisoning,

sun-stroke, heat exhaustion,

even shortages of straw hats.

It is believed these

will be largely ignored.

The Automobile Association

say that long lines

of cars will be slow moving,

both morning and evening,

on previously deserted roads

leading to all coastal areas.

Along with this

there will be endless cries of

“are we there yet!”

The Met Office regrets

they know of no

answer to that one.

Older people will wonder aloud

why must young people

behave in ways

they have long forgotten

they also did,

when young themselves.

Younger people will wonder quietly

why must old people

behave in ways

that lead to pale

hairy ankles

at the very water’s edge.

Mothers will drink

chilled chardonnay

with other mothers.

Teenage daughters will silently cry,

“doesn’t she know that swimsuit

is, like, so totally OMG!”

Fathers will play ball games again

certain they really should

have turned pro that time.

Teenage sons will wrestle

each other to impress

seemingly indifferent girls.

Young children will ignore them all,

concentrating instead

on their collective task,

moving tons of sand about,

knowing that this weather

is sure to last forever.

Author: connellykevin

Writer, poet and photographer. Lover of all musical genres, from acoustic to zydeco. Born in Ireland of Scottish descent and proud of both. "I sought a theme and sought for it in vain, I sought it daily for six weeks or so" WB YEATS Many of the themes here presented and to be presented have taken me a lifetime rather than six weeks. Some have taken mere moments to arrive. All are offered freely and it is my hope that you, dear reader, will gain something by browsing here and that I in turn will gain something by presenting these works to you.

13 thoughts on “the azores high”

  1. haha…love it…i want to behave in ways long forgotten…smiles…an infestation of ice cream trucks…ha…if only it could last forever….cool opening lulling us in before you rip…

  2. I love this. I couldn’t stop smiling. You have a great sense of humor weaved into your forecast for the summer. The imagery was perfect for the occasion. So fun to read.

  3. You had me smiling from the first stanza. Loved the bit about moving tons of sand–I spent a good chunk of last winter with my 2-year-old nephew in Australia (so their summer), and it seems to be his mission so far in life to move every stick and rock from one place to another! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Socks and sandals together? Tell me it isn’t so. I’m listening for the ice cream van as we speak. Wonderful trip into my favorite time of year.

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