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Garden City

by James Graham 

Posted: 03 September 2014
Word Count: 23
Summary: A sort of autumn poem.

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Garden City
Here people live
in clearings. Leaves turn
and fall. In a tower
elves cobble their logistics,
turn our seasons into

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V`yonne at 15:00 on 03 September 2014  Report this post
I love your elven world you took us to James. It's a real rumplestiltskin of a poem! and yet at the same time it is leafy suburbia with logistics vans parked and men in vans who concentrate their efforts on making money -- a great take on spinning gold. Elves cobbling reminds me of Christmas too -- Santa's elves working away and the logistics van to make deliveries and again money. It all leads to that one word -- GOLD. Nicely set on its own to make that point. The tower too is a reference to money and the ivory towers of the rich and the twin towers perhaps -- high finance again.

On some level it is also an Autumn poem, pure and simple.

Thanks for taking pity on out ailing group and joining in James :)


Oh I forgot to say about the title too -- like Milton Keynes. Isn't there a big logistics depot there?

Bazz at 20:53 on 03 September 2014  Report this post
Nice poem James, simple, yet mysterious and open to multiple readings.
And welcome to the group :)

Thomas Norman at 19:23 on 05 September 2014  Report this post
I keep re-reading this James, and every time find another layer of meaning. But it all comes back to money. Brilliant and very clever. Gold out on a limb!!


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