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dad army

Dad´s Army 

On the Milky Way a black cloud appeared,
not dark as the night, but as a whole year
of winter nights put together and blended  
with stygian thoughts of a suicidal dictator.
Then slowly the cloud began to dissipate,
became whispery as Fidel Castro´s beard.  
…And there, on blue silk, a new born star,
unexciting at first but it grew stronger by  
the galaxy minute- which last a bit longer
than on earth-, till it one day sparkled with 
pride especially around Christmas.    
The moment a new star is born an old star 
lights up, like northern light, for so to fall 
into perpetuity, and I shall not see my old 
friend Clive Dunn again. 

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  1. Date: 11/11/2012 6:20:00 AM

    Hi Jan - "became whispery as Fidel Castro's beard" Now that's poetry. Hadn't heard of Clive Dunn; don't see a lot from the BBC. He must have been a funny man. love, Kathy

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen Date: 11/11/2012 6:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks kathy, yes he was a very funny actor/comedian... long lived too died at 92