Is silence ever golden? #poem #poetry #prompt

Jane’s Poetry Prompt with week is a cascade – here – with this piccy and some words

Jane D silence

‘It’s a cascade’ said the fawn.

‘Are you sure?’ said the model,

Fixing her tresses.


‘It sounds like the rippling

Of a thousand naked torsos.’

‘It’s a bloody cascade,’ said the fawn.


‘If I’m deaf, I shall die!’

‘That’s right, abandon me. I know the answer.’

‘Are you sure?’ said the model.


‘Yes, eagle brain. Your ears are full

Of that awful hairspray you use when

Fixing your tresses.’

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published two anthologies of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand and Life in a Flash. More will appear soon, including a memoir of my mother's last years. I will try and continue to blog regularly at about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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17 Responses to Is silence ever golden? #poem #poetry #prompt

  1. Al Lane says:

    This made me chuckle 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thanks for making me smile, Geoff. Irreverent, but funny 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. willowdot21 says:

    That Fawn needs his mouth washed out with soap and water…. same goes for that bloody model’s ears!!!

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  5. Rowena says:

    Hey! You can keep your cascades to yourself! Have you seen Sydney after last weekend? Colloroy Beach has been washed away and a backyard pool fell into the sea. Cascades aren’t a good thing around here at the moment.
    Your poem brought a laugh.
    xx Ro


  6. Janice says:

    Great fun! I like your subtle alterations to the end lines especially in the second stanza 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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