Spring's in the air! Let's dab some paint
On dingy walls and bring new light
On Belgian beige – forego restraint!
Two eager workers prime with white.
The task looks easy but it's not;
Walls must be scrubbed; allowed to dry
Dust sheets were needed – quite a lot
Ladders manoeuvred, cloths kept by.
Re-hanging curtains took an age
When two top coats had been applied
Then the carpet cleaning stage
And replacing furniture inside.
At last, the bedroom lamps are back
Alarm plugged in by bedside chairs
We from our handiwork stand back
And hope it looks this way for years!
(c) Poet in the woods 2015