October Evening

We share this warm October air with picnickers
badminton nets and the treat of strangers’ laughter;
and the flapping of spare canvas as the sailing school
tack neatly around the last buoy. Race complete

the dozen craft sweep home, a colourful raft 
of sails atop lozenge-like hulls, each with one
or two crew and each followed aft by wake -
tails smooth as curved rails – a quieting glide.

Among a wend of cyprus trunks we spend 
a good half hour, the non-stop canopy whisper
like the calming chat of friends.  Through the branches,
we see slanting light chopped to fit on each wave top.

Walking on: crunchy beach and seagull’s whirring speech;
the glitter from a shaking collie, fresh from the lake, and on
until we reach the club where we settle gladly on the grass
eat fish & chips take away and make small noises of enjoyment. 

Written for Miz Quickly’s Prompt Oct 22:

Write a line in which two of the words contain the ”air” sound.

Write a line in which one of the words contains the ”eat” sound.

*

Write a line in which one of the words contains the ”air” sound.

Write a line in which two words contain the ”eat” sound.

*

Repeat the pattern with two other sounds

For instance: ock, eel, oll, eye, an, if, oot, ash, (you get the idea?)

*

And again.

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