Story time (OctPoWriMo)

Day 26

Prompt: Speaking and listening

Form: Free verse

As winter chill creeps stealthily 
into pleasant autumn nights
it is time for cosy evenings
of hot cocoa and story times
children dressed in warm flannels clamour for an engaging tale
all eager-eyed and twitching ears
granny sits draped in a pashmina shawl
she loves retelling the forgotten fables
another hearer quietly patters in
ever ready and an avid listener
ears cocked, head tilted to one side
glasses on and a warm woollies on
seeing the quorum of future story tellers complete
with a satisfied gleam in her eyes
granny begins spinning a yarn
“Once upon a time in ancient India….”

46 thoughts on “Story time (OctPoWriMo)

  1. Your poem created a wonderful atmosphere Punam. Great visual scene emerges and we sit with the granny, listen to her story. Thanks a lot for joining in

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  2. Lovely poem!Makes me think of the days when I used to sit up late in the night and hear tales of adventures of mythological characters,from my grandmother and my grandfather. Well penned! 😀

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