facing redundancy

prior to the arrival of swallows lining up on it

doubtlessly chattering about the journey here

like an excited party of returning schoolkids 

the black liquorice looking cable

hung between creosoted posts, I hear

is being pensioned off

to be rerouted underground.


I,m wondering if this useless to be carrier

of so many many voices-cum-bird perch 

will be ignored and spared removal?


Once message-less but never to become birdless 

may it be that

this wiry pit-stop for feathery visitors

and my continuing appreciative observations

will remain in place.


Even in long periods of avian absences

it's 'smiling' curve

will go on acting as a heartwarming promise.



© Stef Wilde 22/01/2018 



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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sat 27th Jan 2018 12:40

thank's Rose you were right of course thank's Leon and finally, thank's to you, Jemima.

P&S xx

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Jemima Jones

Tue 23rd Jan 2018 13:59

'wiry pit-stop' excellent Stefan.Great poem! Thank you.Jemima.

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Tue 23rd Jan 2018 11:50

love it Stef but think Roses idea would make an improvement

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Rose Casserley

Tue 23rd Jan 2018 00:05

nice one Stef but even nicer if you change the last line of the first verse leaving out 'to be renewed'

to me, it sounds a little contradictory to
'rerouted underground' if you see what I mean?

Rose 💋

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