Donations are essential to keep Write Out Loud going    

Afternoon (Remove filter)

August 2022 Collage Poem: The Haze of a Sweet Afternoon

 

Time to slake our thirst for words

A cerebral circle of wordsmithery

Burying two dozen rats

In your neighbour’s garden

Under their prized rose patch

Whom you’d never liked one night

 

There’s a rat in the allotment –

What am I going to do?

 

Don’t worry – every little thing’s all right

 

So the broken beasts of shadows that speak

A bird, drawn in sand,...

Read and leave comments (1)

AfternoonCollage PoemAugustStockport WOLDead Rat

A Perfect Afternoon

Leisurely and alone,

I was wandering in the museum garden.

Flowers were completely gone,

But deep green summer leaves fully grown,

And on each branch

Small birds all the way chirping:

Certainly for me a perfect afternoon

To be seated still and calm,

To be lost in poem-reciting!

But suddenly a wind arose

When a human voice caught my ear,

Saying low ye...

Read and leave comments (0)

afternoonbirdearendeyeheartleafpoemvoicewanderingwind

a note

a word

 

whispered

in secret

 

a name

 

dropped

there-after

 

a woman

 

reflected

​there-over

 

The transparent sunlight

 

stirred by her 

thin fingers

 

Read and leave comments (0)

afternoonnamesecretsplashwhisperwomanword

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Find out more Hide this message