Poetry

Burning

A kookaburra sits atop the tree
watching his home burning while
men send thoughts and prayers

© Sanch V @ Sanch Writes (14 November 2019)

Featured image: Adam Stevenson, Wallabi Point, NSW

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  • asha
    14 November 2019 at 4:04 pm

    I’m still seething about the whole “thoughts and prayers” nonsense. Ugh. The whole country is alight and that’s the best they can do? *grumble grumble* I love that you chose a topic you feel strongly about, and one that’s current/topical. On a technical point, the last word has different syllable weightings according to the dialect you speak. In my dialect, it’s a single syllable word, and I had to do a couple of readings to make it fit the kimo structure. It’d be cool to see a series of kimos on this topic — partly because the form is so short that it’s easy to read it as a caption instead of giving it the emotional weighting it deserves.

  • northie
    15 November 2019 at 7:39 am

    Asha’s written most of my comment really. 😉 The wildfires are in and out of the news here. The destruction must be terrifying; spouting platitudes doesn’t help one bit. Your use of poetry to comment on current events grabbed me.

  • Whispering Thoughts
    15 November 2019 at 9:30 am

    Such strength in this piece

  • Whispering Thoughts
    15 November 2019 at 9:31 am

    Such strength in this little piece
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