Bordeaux Bay

Bordeaux Bay
Watercolour by Tony Taylor http://www.paintingbreaksguernsey.com

Sunday, 5 February 2017

JUMPING TO CONCUSSIONS

Spring has arrived in Guernsey and with it the urge to tidy and reorganise drawers and cupboards.
In doing so, I discovered a cache of lighthearted poems written years ago for a pamphlet entitled Beasts that I sold to raise funds for an animal charity.
Amongst the many odd or exotic creatures that lurked between its covers were lemmings, widely and incorrectly, believed to commit mass suicide by jumping off cliffs.



LEMMINGS

Frantic lemmings, out of breath,
scurry to communal death:
though incapable of flight,
yet from vertiginous height,
hapless creatures, with abandon,
leap, but who knows what they’ll land on!





2 comments:

  1. Thanks Julian. A bit of cheer in a dismal world!

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