Wednesday 10 July 2013

Day 355: Heliographer

Heliograph n. 'a device for transmitting messages by reflecting sunlight'.
Heliographer -'a person who transmits messages by reflecting sunlight.' 

And there are many ways of being a heliographer, and many ways to 'detonate' a day with light. 

Heliographer - Don Paterson

I thought we were sitting in the sky.
My father decoded the world beneath:
our tenement, the rival football grounds,
the long bridges, slung out across the river.
Then I gace myself a fright
with the lemonade bottle. Clunk -
the glass thread butting my teeth
as I bolted my mouth to the lip.

Naw... copy me. It's how the grown-ups drink.
Propped in my shaky,
single-handed grip,
I titled the bottle towads the sun
until it detonated with light,
my lips pursed like a trumpeter's.


  1. Life is too short to start your day with broken pieces of yesterday, it will definitely destroy your wonderful today and ruin your great tomorrow! Have a great day!


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