Artist - Lucy Newton
Sunday Whirl (Wordle #129) presents a list of words
that we must incorporate in a writing piece.
The words this week are:
chance, nest, secret, clever, swept, ripe,
blinked, stars, basket, flesh, saw, hand
It was a chance meeting,
All first meetings are.
She saw him before he saw her,
Saw him walking alone
Along the unswept,
Flower-edged country path
That skirted the copse.
The copse where the first berries appeared,
Where small and noisy children
With sticky hands and wicker baskets
Fossicked for the plump flesh of ripe fruit.
She saw them as they reached past her
But they didn’t see her.
Anxiety fluttered her breast
But people, no matter how clever,
Don’t see what they are not looking for.
That’s why they no longer see the stars.
The man was different.
He walked as if it was all that he had to do,
As if it was the most important thing in the world,
As if, at that moment, it was his world.
He saw her, of course.
Their eyes met.
And, as if sharing a secret of the universe,
Locked together for a moment,
Acknowledged each other,
And moved on.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013