Hey, you!

Hey You boat

Hey, you!

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Hey, you, come play! said the wind in the heights

Whipping the sail in a dance of the round

Me?, said the cloth, but I’m tied to the mast

I can play all you like but to steel I am bound

——-

Hey, you, come play! said the sky to the steel

Reflecting its rust, through the colour of blood

Me? said the steel, but I’m rooted below

I can play all you like but I’m anchored in wood

——-

Hey you, come play! said the cloud to the wood

Teasing shadowy fingers where verticals stood

Me? said the wood, but I’m stranded in slime

I can play all you like but below me is mud

——-

Hey you! said the boat to the watcher behind

You who weaves and who forges and powers with mind

When the sky calls to play and you step from my shadow

What stops you from flying to seek out your kind?

©Copyright Words and Image Stephen Tanham 2015

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. jenanita01 says:

    Reblogged this on Anita & Jaye Dawes and commented:
    Unfortunately, our own mortality stops us, for all but a few precious moments…

    Liked by 1 person

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