Thursday, 27 October 2011

Bonfire Nights


weeks before
our peace disturbed
by bangers

November 4th
a twelve hour siege
in the noise-zone

in the morning
the dog sniffs stale smoke
is off her food

November 5th
explosions all evening
the house shakes

despite the gales
rockets light the sky
illuminate rain

November 6th
still the sound of fireworks
in the street

© Gerald England

Composed: Gee Cross, 6th November 2000


1 comment:

  1. Pulsar's David Pike writes of New Year's Eve with similar unbridled enthusiasm,