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Crystal Rain

 

Appearing on The Roof for one day only

 

Innocent blades hang centre stage

 

Diamond sharp in the Sun’s spotlight-

 

Dazzling.

 

Each tip a silver nib pooling drops of clear ink which quiver and tremble

 

Before shedding their tragic tears to the ground below.

 

From my seat in the Balcony Stalls

 

I marvel as the smallest cling, in their desperate attempt to star in this frozen tableau

  

Whilst others proudly point stiff daggers of glass,

 

Defying the watery rays.

 

Sheer beauty, so cruelly snapped by an outstretched hand

 

Thinner Thespians now threatened, shrink too rapidly-

 

Their memorable matinee over

 

To the applause of a pigeon’s wings.

 

Poem 281 - Icicles

by The Royal Berkshire Poetry Competition

Monday, 27 September 2010

poet unidentified

 

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