Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Light Celebrations

See buffalo herding                                
From every station
Trains can breathe now
Streets are heaving
Red white blue on
Coloured bunting
No one's leaving
Flags unfurling
Roadway clearing
Children hopping
Parents cheering
Collected fears
Have lost their meaning
A flame is fanning
A torch is nearing
Our arms extending:
A celebration
All for one
Olympic nation.

Written for Poetry Jam prompt: Celebration.


  1. I love the energy, the forward motion of your poem!

  2. Wow, how exciting to have the Olympic Torch Relay pass so close to your house. I assume you took those pictures. I love the idea of 'one Olympic nation.' For a short time every four years, this is just what we are, isn't it? Your poem will preserve the memory of this event. A fine write indeed.

  3. There's just something about the Olympic spirit that just seems to draw people together and unites them, even if it's only for a brief moment. You've captured that magical moment so well...and I'm so jealous, what a great thing to witness! Thanks for sharing this with all of us over at Poetry Jam!

  4. Yes, it is so uniting! Well written so much energy surging in this!

  5. I like "collected fears have lost their meaning." So true, in a joyous occasion such as this, good feelings prevail. Nice emotions and energy in your poem :)

  6. Definitely celebration in the carrying of the torch and the opening of the Olympics. It was in Vancouver in 2010 and the whole city partied for the duration - so proud. It was quite lovely. Enjoy!

  7. I love the Olympic Torch parade when it came here some years ago--probably many years ago now. The only thing that really mystified me in your poem were the buffaloes herding! But perhaps I am being too literal.

    1. The buffalo thing was just a wee bit of poetic licence Peggy-the trains were packed with people and the police were moving them like cattle. A very busy day for everyone!

  8. I love the crescendo in energy in this poem. Also enjoyed the"collected fears have lost ther meaning" Nice!

  9. I feel like I am in the middle of this celebration. Love it!

  10. ah very is coming soon...and it will be celebration for really give a sense of expectation and energy in this...

  11. Fun poem! Your words have lovely energy. :)

  12. Thanks for all these comments. Looking forward to the Olympics even more after the torch relay!

  13. Enjoyed this very much! I agree with the above's the certain energy in the poem. Very nice.


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