musing in the shine

I thought to set mesen a challenge to write an extemporaneous piece in lines of 5 syllables- inspired by isolation. here it is:

"musing in the shine"

if I look out my

ground floor flat window

the walls of the block

reach well past the sky


it’s twenty four floors

to the flat roof top

where I’ve stowed a chair


I like to sit there

where no one sees me

and read in the sun

or play some music


sometimes I’m naked

trying out yoga

moves a girl taught me


I liked downward dog

she said that was rude

I still did it though

she won’t see me now

not since...

                 never mind.


the lift is broken

warning signs, “Keep Out!”

so I climb the stairs


each floor throbs with

domestic raging

fifty radios

blasting chart-busters

somewhere someone is

playing classical

now and again jazz


climbing is kind of


for those studying


cultural trending


but it’s exhausting


deckchair needs a wipe

I brush off spiders

close my eyes to doze

in butter sunshine

fused with disparate

sounds from below

I catch birdsong


a harmonious

soul-soothing melange


‘not bad - all in all.’

◄ Thursday early in my kitchen



Wed 25th Mar 2020 13:18

Thanks, Don.
I wanted to write about how if we were seated in the heavenlies alongside 'god' all the noises of Earth combinedwould reach our ears like an angelic choir.

I did not wanna go all didactic - the 5 syllable format meant I had to keep focussed- not go all lyrical 😃

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Don Matthews

Wed 25th Mar 2020 12:32

I like this....

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