Friday, 12 August 2011


Man lies in tent
A real bed he laments
As the wind sweeps about
Nature does shout
But the tent stays up steady
Until he is ready
To get up for coffee
And a shower to boot
If only he could
Muster effort to
Stand up

Notice how the 'man' is the immediete focus of attention, but the reader's attention is quickly diverted towards the subject matter 'nature'. The presence of nature can be seen as a destructive and obstructive in the man's quest to 'shower' and obtain 'coffee'. However, the man is simultaneously dependent on nature for providing a medium for the tent pegs to be pegged into. Thus a love-hate relationship develops between man and nature. If you like.

1 comment:

  1. i need a box to tick that indicates how this is in fact beauteous beyond words.