My chores are done, though there is more to do
(There always is, no?) and as this cool day
Is my last off for this week, I eschew
More toil and opt instead to go and lay
In my yard swing and relax, drink and read.
I've pomegranate tea and Richard Holmes'
The Age of Wonder. Envy me indeed!
I've liberty to dream as my mind roams
Across the stars and seas alongside such
As Joseph Banks and Herschel, Mungo Park
And Humphrey Davy. I enjoy so much
These chances just to read 'til it gets dark.
And once the sun is down I've still the hope
Of stargazing with my small telescope.