We're promised warmth and lots of sun
I gaze up skywards, it looks rum
Those clouds are pregnant with much rain
Wisteria petals block the drain …
Hot summers are not Belgium's thing
Our weather patterns mostly bring
Cloud cover which homes in and stays
Broken by a muggy haze.
And should by chance a warm front come
Keep calm – don't set off at a run
For Ardennes campsite or North Sea
A storm is imminent – you'll see!
The shops in Rue Neuve do brisk sales
Sundresses vanish from the rails
The Belgians put on a brave face
But travel to a warmer place!
(c) Poet in the woods 2015