Writings and Witterings

A Drama Of Messages


For the UK National Poetry Day 2016 – theme: Messages

A Drama Of Messages

The memoir of a plane in a blue streaked sky,
a hint of an octopus swirls in purple ink,
the downwind stink of a dirty dog fox
covers campfire embers puffing smoke signals,
while beacons burn at birthdays and jubilees,
barbeques cook to eat and enjoy;
burnt bits and gunky grease get gradually cleaned.
Messages: tasted, smelled, heard and seen.

Polly Stretton © 2016


6 thoughts on “A Drama Of Messages

  1. I love this. Have copied it to read at my poetry group National Poetry Day session this afternoon – attributed to you of course. Hope this is OK with you.

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  2. And tasted. Well done Polly.


  3. ‘Dirty dog fox’ – once smelled, never forgotten!


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