Napowrimo day 5 – Bishop’s Wood

5 Apr

Let’s all trot to Bishop’s Wood
Entangled roots and ankle-deep mud
Where my kin goes when we need the air
We know plenty of places to hide bodies there.

In the acid green pond and the big mossy bogs
Ducks don’t swim and you won’t see frogs
The sun leaks in through the boughs of the trees
And everything is the colour of peas.

Come one, come all, but stay on the tracks
Don’t come alone, and watch your backs
Bring kids, bring dogs – you’ll all have a lark
And make sure you’ve found your way out by dark

See the napowrimo website for more

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21 Responses to “Napowrimo day 5 – Bishop’s Wood”

  1. Kavya Chandra April 5, 2017 at 7:34 pm #

    blimey! rhyme!

  2. crow April 6, 2017 at 3:12 am #

    Ah, please read this one out loud for all to hear. It begs to break the silence.

    • BRH April 6, 2017 at 7:15 am #

      Haha – ok. Will let you know when I’ve done it.

      • crow April 6, 2017 at 1:02 pm #

        Sweet!

      • BRH April 6, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

        Thanks Crow. I think I might have seen you there from time to time, watching from a leafless branch.

  3. erbiage April 6, 2017 at 4:27 am #

    Love the warning to be out by dark!

    • BRH April 6, 2017 at 7:14 am #

      Thanks!

  4. paul scribbles April 6, 2017 at 10:25 am #

    ha ha ha ha ha…i’m scared!!!!

  5. Lynn April 6, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

    Ooo! Atmospheric and fantastically creepy. I want to visit Bishop’s Wood.

    • BRH April 6, 2017 at 2:22 pm #

      Thank you! It’s a special place.

  6. crow April 6, 2017 at 3:11 pm #

    Holy crap! You’re a featured poet!

    • BRH April 6, 2017 at 3:18 pm #

      I think ‘participant’ is a well-chosen word in my case. I’m thrilled though! Might have to up my game now!

  7. Karina Pinella April 6, 2017 at 8:59 pm #

    Oh, what a fun, cheap date.

    • BRH April 7, 2017 at 7:20 am #

      It is free to get in but you might have to pay to get out!

      • Karina Pinella April 7, 2017 at 10:32 am #

        Yeah, by paying for a crane to scoop you out

  8. the dandelion contessa April 6, 2017 at 11:54 pm #

    I love the black humour in this – but light and airy enough to make me want to wander over for a visit anyhow! Cheers!

    • BRH April 7, 2017 at 6:12 am #

      Thanks! I’m sure you’d enjoy your visit!

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