Polly

Writings and Witterings

Winter Store

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Rain on the garage roof,
Patter, smatter, plink.
Paint tins
Jostle jostle
On garden
Tackle tackle,
Rakes, spades, forks,
In serried ranks,
Pristine clean
Awaiting
Spring.

A rusty ladder
Propped propped,
A spokey bike to
Ride ride,
Summer party tables,
Meandering beside
Cold black barbecue,
Leaves
In frosted pots,
Aromatic apples,
Stored against the frost.

A witch’s hat
Velvet
Soft soft,
Midnight
Black black,
Sits atop a brazier;
Tyre chains dangle,
Over Rover’s
Old bowl.
Folded deck chairs,
Buckets and boules.

Bottle bank bottles
In a black plastic
Trug trug,
Ramps, silver,
Lean lean,
With mud in between,
Creosote stained
Wooden doors
Closed to the rain.
Rain on the garage roof,
Patter, smatter, plink.

Polly Robinson © 2012

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2 thoughts on “Winter Store

  1. Love the contrasts in this. The juxtaposition of summer tables meandering beside cold black barbecues, for example, works really well.

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