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Off Topic => The Pub => Arts and Entertainment => Topic started by: Wowbagger on July 13, 2019, 09:34:50 am

Title: Poetry Corner
Post by: Wowbagger on July 13, 2019, 09:34:50 am
I am sure that such a thread must have existed, but I couldn't find it. (Mods pease merge if necessary)

I was very taken with this lovely little piece from Brian Bilston:

Quote
YOU ARE A MAP
In bed, my fingers trace your contours,
caress the lines from coastal margins,
slide along secluded pathways

and linger in hidden beauty spots,
before a gentle incline leads them
to the peaks of two majestic hillocks

separated by a narrow ravine,
to be followed down, down, until
vegetation arrives as a surprise,

scrub makes way for enchanting forest.
I ready myself to plunge into the interior
but then I am told to turn off the light

and I carefully fold my scale 1:25 000
Ordnance Survey OL4 Map
of The Lake District: North-western area,

including Keswick, Cockermouth & Wigton,
before placing it back in my bedside drawer,
alongside my pipe, nail clippers and loose change.
Title: Re: Poetry Corner
Post by: Peter on July 13, 2019, 11:08:49 am
He keeps a PIPE in his bedroom drawer?  His change isn't all that's loose!
Title: Re: Poetry Corner
Post by: Wowbagger on July 13, 2019, 01:27:21 pm
It makes you wonder whether he was channelling Wainwright...
Title: Re: Poetry Corner
Post by: Peter on July 14, 2019, 10:55:20 am
 :)