Cycling Back to Childhood

Cycling along quiet country lanes,

past cottages and through hamlets,

in the warmth of sunshine.

The sweet scent of spring in the air,

the bright green of fresh vegetation

in verges, and the surprise of flowers.

Familiar birds singing

from gardens and hedgerows -

full of the joys of the season.

Cycling back to childhood cycle rides,

a different time, a different place,

the same sensations, the same experience.