Thursday, 1 August 2013

The Corral

Lily pads with tubular stems
draped over a wooden shape
worn smooth by cloudy water.

Three lines cross the sky.
Later, they'll connect
with the telegraph poles.

Iron rails spiked into the grass
to keep the gravestones
corralled in place.

2 comments:

  1. There's the different forms of time happening here: wood wearing, telegraphic and cemetery. Coming across this and counting the intervals between the thunder and the lightning here above the Smethwick terraces. Everything charged.

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    1. Thank you for this atmospheric comment. Really good to hear from you WB.

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