A girl is marching

A girl is marching
through secret gardens,
pounding a drum
with silver sticks
stolen from carnivals.
Her imaginary parrot
is rattling its beak—
no talking is allowed
on the gardens’ paths.
The girl and her parrot
find it comforting
to make sounds together,
and lemon trees
lining the pathways
seem to blossom more freely
as they lean toward
the silvery beat of the drum.


Poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #131
More Poetry Pantry #373 at Poets United

Posted on October 1, 2017, in poetry, Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. Thoughts can be noisy at times. But at times they provide comfort too. That’s what I got from your piece MMT. Great write!

  2. An interesting scene. It reminds me of the poem I just read at Jae Rose’s, a secret garden, carnival, a parrot. It must be a prompt

  3. I love what you did with the prompt words……….I can visualize the scene, and really enjoyed the read.

  4. Love the silvery beat of the drum 🙂 Beautifully penned.

  5. I really love the thoughts of blossoms leaning towards the sound… reminds me of a children’s song stating that you have to sing for flowers to come…

    Unfortunately in Swedish:

  6. An entertaining fantasy. Great imagery.

  7. Marching to the beat of her own drum, and the influence of a parrot.

  8. And we all know that lemon trees (and free girls) know best. 🙂

  9. Sometimes it is good to have such an imaginary friend such as the parrot.

  10. I could hear the beat 🙂

  11. Nature sure does move to the beat of the drum as the seasons roll in secret gardens with imaginary parrots…..loved this wonderful poem!

  12. I like the surreal quality in this piece. Enjoyed.

  13. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    Ah, what a sweet tale!

  14. How easy it is to visualize the scene, especially the enthusiasm of the lemon trees!

  15. This girl is obviously related to Linus Lestrange as they both have imaginary parrots… They would make a nice couple.

  16. The girl is imaginary too then!

  17. That is a delightful poem!

  18. Lovely.
    Anna :o]

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