Tuesday, 25 January 2011

One Over


ONE OVER

It was the day of the tiger,
the re-enactment of Bannockburn,
the laundering of clothes
and the final assault over the hills.

The hens had become cannibals,
indicators failed to work,
the Priory remained silent
while children declared themselves — full!

Somewhere near Scotland's only lake
a rainbow appeared over the island.
She counted the colours, each one,
and found, not seven, but eight.

© Gerald England

Composed: Port of Menteith, 14th August 1989

Publications

1994 Minotaur (USA)
1998 Gravity (Internet)
2002 Iota (UK)




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