Writings and Witterings

Twisted Wisps


Twisted Tree - photo by David Clark  www.pinterest.com/4dave1954.jpg

Twisted Tree – photo by David Clark

The twisted old tree
at the foot
of the garden
is grandfather.

His timepiece in the hall
ticks off the days,
clay pipe on the mantle shelf
mouths his presence.

Boots on the gravel
lead to the door,
stamp on the doormat
same as ever.

Rocking chair creaks
in time with soft chimes,
wisps of smoke evoke,
cloak, smile at the joke.

Polly Stretton Š 2015


19 thoughts on “Twisted Wisps

  1. Ooh! Glad you think so, Cindy 🙂


  2. Rocking… As in the rhythm, not rock and roll.


  3. Very nice. I like the rhyming scheme near the end.


  4. Love the idea of a cloak of smoke


  5. He must have been a charmer… 😉
    However, part of me feels that it is the kind of tree where wee folk are not far off. The same wee folk who have been creating havoc in computers both in Leeds and here! 🙂


  6. ‘eh…must be the fae creating havoc…grandad wouldn’t know a computer from his elbow! 😉


  7. Sweet rhymes here, Polly. k.


  8. Delicious to read you, as always 🙂


  9. Oh this is such a lovely analogy. I could feel his presence. I’d like to think this describes my grandfather. I never knew either of them sadly. 😊


  10. I love this poem – very evocative 🙂
    Sorry if I have been quiet – my mobile has had an update and worpress will not work properly on it đŸ˜Ļ I have to get the ‘big’ computer out to get onto wordpress grrrr. I am following and loving your latest poems and latest success – hurrah! A very hearty congratulations and may it long continue xxxx


    • So sorry to see you’ve had techie problems, but please don’t apologise, life gets in the way sometimes. I’d like to post more, but so much going on with waiting to move house etc etc. Glad you’re enjoying what you do see and thanks for the compliments 🙂 x

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