Pillow Fight

One stark and starless winter’s night

The clouds begin to pillow fight.

They’re never tired, they will not sleep!

And so, across the skies they creep

With stealthy stifled steps at first,

Then thud, bump, thump! The pillows burst,

Until, across the age-worn town,

In child-like white there whisper down

A million flakes, a feather floating,

Flutter, flitter, flicker; coating

Houses, streets, in fleeting fluff.

But ‘Go to sleep!’ and ‘That’s ENOUGH!’

And so, with slow disgruntled tread

The clouds crawl slowly back to bed,

The floor still left all feather-strewn.

The sun will come and tidy soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments to “Pillow Fight”

  1. Very nice 🙂

  2. I love this. Wonderful variation of tone and texture, especially the ‘thud bump thump’ giving way to:

    ‘Until, across the age-worn town,

    In child-like white there whisper down

    A million flakes…’

    So soft, I could practically curl up asleep on those lines…zzzz

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