Richard Pierce

Richard Pierce – author, poet, painter

Life, Poetry, Sport

Seasons’ Close – The Spoken Word


Originally about the end of the cricket season, Season’s Close is also about the ending of any era, with the hope that the good times will be back before we know it. We just need to get through the dark times first.

Available on all streaming platforms from 31st March 2021

Season’s Close

Summer always comes to its end
Too quickly, too soon, and
Regrets are too easily dwelt on,
And sadness inevitable, after these
Days of joy and fear, and the
Bonds of disparate people being the
Right company at the right time,
Ordinary folk made extraordinary, in the
Knowledge that it’s this game that
Expands all our boundaries.

Count the hours of each match,
Reckon the heartbeats and sudden breaths
In every encounter, and savour the
Calm this closeness gifts us.
Keep the warm memories for the winter, and
Endure the cold seasons until they
Thaw into another summer.

Clothe the dark days in the trusted
Light of happiness’s that can’t be
Undone by time or storm or age, and
Bear the empty fields until we meet again.

Author/Vocals: Richard Pierce
Composer: Marina Florance
Piano/Arrangement/Production: Marina Florance
Bass/Violin/Strings: Mark Jolley
Mastered: Tonalex Mastering
Photography: Jon Wilson Photography
Thanks to Stradbroke Cricket Club

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