Sleeping Out


                               image from  Robstock  

Sleeping Out

Head to toe on veranda hammock
under phoney bearskin rug
sisters chatter loudly long into the night.
………. Little by little spreads the silence of sleep

………………………… or does it?

Ripples from river slurp softly on the bank
crow of wayward cockerel
causes murmurs from sleepers
rustles in the flower bed
as hedgehog creeps along
beat of wings from hunting owl
summer crickets’ creaky song
……………….. but little by little spreads the silence of sleep

 for The Granada Camp for Wayward Poets, prompt  “Did you hear that?”
I started out to write something completely different, but this  childhood memory popped up.
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,…  creative bloomings summer camp challenge badge

 

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All poetry, prose and pictures posted here, except where otherwise stated, is my own, and may only be used elsewhere with my expressed permission. Please don't be inhibited from correcting my bloopers and making suggestions: Most of what I post here is instant, ill-considered and off-the-cuff, in serious need of editing.
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2 Responses to Sleeping Out

  1. Love the sounds in t his, Viv. The photo is incredible!

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  2. I love summer crickets creaky song, i used that in my poem too-i have been hearing a lot of crickets sounds and i think they are the noir of poetry these days- i wish you a lovely day always

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