A poem for National Poetry Day – Secret Messages


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Painted boldly on a cave wall,
Or part glimpsed on a dusty floor.
Downloaded on to a phone,
Carved in runes on an ancient bone.
The first line in a well-thumbed book
A stranger’s quizzical look.
The sharp refrain of an early bird,
A tricky clue in a cryptic crossword.
Ripples appearing on a pond,
Lyrics hidden in a favourite song.
The raising of an eyebrow
Heartfelt words in a wedding vow.
Shapes formed in tea leaves,
Sounds carried on the breeze.
A landlord’s urgent call of time
A much-loved poem’s last line.
Each of them in their own way
A message to you today.

 

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2 thoughts on “A poem for National Poetry Day – Secret Messages

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