READERS’ POETRY: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, September 12

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This week’s poems are by ‘Aniseed Chadwick’ and Wilf Daniells.


Constable’s ‘Hay Wain’ hangs on the wall.

You look at the picture,

but do you see all? There’s a face in the trees,

at least three by two,

though no need to worry,

it looks not at you.

When I first saw this vision,

I gave such a start,

those aqualine features,

eyes closed on the cart.

A man gestures outwards.

Do you think that he knows?

The dog with its tail up,

pointing at nose.

A scene surrealistic.

Or is it just me?

Well look for yourself

at what’s haunting the tree,

and if you are thinking,

that’s quite enough said,

there’s a profile in the headscarf

stamped on ‘her’ forehead.

PS Stand back!



My life is short, sometimes I wish

To swim in water cool or warm

And be more like a frog or fish

Away from chilly wind and storm

I long to live a nice long life

To be with water lilies white

Safely cosy, free from strife

The moon aglow above at night

My mother was a tortoiseshell

Who lived up in the sunny sky

She laid my egg and hid it well

So I became a butterfly.


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