Poetry Blog by Tim Ellis
on Land of Hope and Mercy (Fri, 28 Aug 2020 01:37 pm)
how magical to view you
your pinstripe torso and your curtain fringe mane.
posing like a statue
licking at the dawn dew
lifting your head and sniffing for rain.
horns in a corkscrew
your muzzle with a tattoo,
a sharp white horseshoe,
you master the plains.
The bush birds of Africa
are setting up a clamour.
Friday 23rd April 2021 11:11 pm
I used to range unchallenged on this hill
keeping mankind under my surveillance.
I watched as you discovered
the wonder of the wheel
and ways to traffic goods along the rivers.
You harnessed blameless power from water mills
but we became estranged.
My name is Silence.
Once I was your day-to-day companion:
the backing to your birdsong at the daybreak
and as t...
Friday 5th March 2021 9:56 pm