Tell me please

contrails for haiga 5.5.16

Machines trail lacy scarves
knitted from white vapour yarn,
write messages across the blue,
encrypted puzzle for those below

Who’s been playing noughts and crosses in our sky?
Where have they come from,
where are they going
and why?


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14 Responses to Tell me please

  1. thehutts says:

    Here the lack of contrails was very noticeable when the Icelandic volcano stopped play in the sky. Sally

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  2. PSC says:

    Oh! Love this! Was taking photos of these just the other day and wondering the same — looked like a tic tac toe game in the sky. Nice!!

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  3. I’ve often wondered the same thing myself. 🙂 Only I didn’t say it as well.

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  4. katechiconi says:

    the gods are knitting
    a warm white and lacy shawl
    to fling round the earth

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  5. colonialist says:

    They write a trail of destruction
    With vapour trails and all,
    And make such a noisy ruction –
    I’d like to see them fall!

    (Not to say I don’t appreciate the poetry and imagery of your take!)

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  6. restlessjo says:

    Not many of them in my part of Poland Viv. I like 09 and crosses in the sky x

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