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The Tyre

Rating: 3.4
Just how it came to rest where it rested,
miles out, miles from the last farmhouse even,
was a fair question. Dropped by hurricane
or aeroplane perhaps for some reason,
put down as a cairn or marker, then lost.
Tractor-size, six or seven feet across,
it was sloughed, unconscious, warm to the touch,
its gashed, rhinoceros, sea-lion skin
nursing a gallon of rain in its gut.
Lashed to the planet with grasses and roots,
it had to be cut. Stood up it was drunk
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Fiona Hill 17 January 2021
one of my favourites
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Peter 14 January 2021
Children erased...that's a great phrase.
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paul amrod 13 May 2020
The general philosophy of this poem is for myself too existential. Although it has its merit.
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Dr Antony Theodore 13 May 2020
Being more in tune with the feel of things than science and facts, we knew that the tyre had travelled too fast for its size and mass, and broken through some barrier of speed, . a great poem. tony
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Beautiful and thoughtful
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Kumarmani Mahakul 13 May 2020
You have so beautifully inscribed this poem. Thanks and congratulations for being chosen this poem as the modern poem of the poem of the day.
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Mahtab Bangalee 14 January 2020
he tyre itself embedded in a house or lying in a gutter, playing dead....///beautiful writing
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Lyn Paul 14 January 2020
You have made the old tyre that we rely on each day look great. Thank you.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 14 January 2020
I have enjoyed very much your excellent beautiful poem, but too much content and tools and toys for ONE Poem. You are an All Doer, but not so much time for the many things youn wish to do still. You are like my elder bro: A GENIUS. God's Blessings in Abundance, keep on writing more poems for Poem Hunter, more specific and clear.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 14 January 2020
A basketful of imaginative word play and descriptive delights...born out of a vivid childhood memories, as well as poems and books, Simon loved to study many things included teaching creative writing at the University of Leeds. His poem as mentioned here is a noisy and busy being-doing, but very entertaining and heartwarming. CONGRATULATIONS being selected as The Modern Poem Of The Day. Hurray! A 10 Top score for this poem.
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