Life in Poetry reading, writing, reflecting

Life in Poetry reading, writing, reflecting
April showers bring May flowers

Monday, 20 September 2021

⌗WRITING WEEKEND-Ramshackle-A Yard so Beautiful


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This week

How could a plain yard be so beautiful ?
A ramshackle of objects tumbled
from each, every room
of this foreboding house.

A four-post bed stripped of varnish,
mould creeping up its legs
saw the births of George, Ann, 
Terry, Benjamin, Gloria; the deaths
of a parson, a banker, a billionaire.

An imposing Ming vase: a lovers' bridge,
a dragon spitting fire from a rocky ledge;
a wooden dolls' house, an exact replica,
complete with furniture, right down

to a cracked enamel washbasin,
a rugged counter with a grey plaster fish.
All strewn across memories below
falling snow.

Thanks for reading

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