Halfway                up a pale cliff face in Dover

Caught                  on a skeletal wisp of scurvy grass a

Silver                plate necklace spelling out M U M glows

Luminous            in the leering moonlight a

Shadow             remains of this beautiful life

◄ amy

Fight or Flight (my second ever rhyming poem) ►


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Stu Buck

Wed 2nd Dec 2015 13:50

thanks guys! yes, the layout was an attempt at a cliff face, outcrop type thing. thanks for the comments as ever!

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Wed 2nd Dec 2015 12:54

Very good poem, in its diction, sound, superb imagery and tone.

Is the layout supposed to depict a taut rope dropping straight down the cliff face, and the irregular, related lines the swinging out and in over the cliff irregularities? I have no clue. Would love to know.

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Martin Elder

Tue 1st Dec 2015 21:43

I love the skeletal wisp of scurvy grass. Fab Stu

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Tue 1st Dec 2015 20:50

I look forward to reading your stuff, Stu. This petite offering is a thrill - small like the object it lovingly describes and hence all in proportion. A great format too. Leering moonlight is an added bonus.


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