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Hammock Time

a poetry response to Ravyne Hawke’s poem prompt “bounty”

Photo by Sonnie Hiles on Unsplash

There’s nothing like relaxing
In the warm sun or cool shade
Nestled in the comfort of a
Satisfying hammock.

Swinging gently sipping my drink of choice
In this paradise, savouring
The pleasure and privilege
I have been able to afford myself
And by feck, I will make the most of it.

Pure joy in this my hammock
Of lethargic bliss,
The sea-nic view
Gives up hypnotic dancing stars
Upon the tempting water.

I will, however, wait a while
Before joining you as I am
Drifting away in your enticing
Sea-ne of charming solace.

It’s only the beating hot sun
Which prises me from my indulgence,
Guiding me to the refreshing waters
Of the aqua sea for a swim which will
lead me straight back into my hammock!

Once again to gently swing with my
Ice cold drink of choice ahhhhh…
This is my bounty.
Repeat to fade, repeat to fade.

Thank you to Ravyne Hawke for tagging me in this prompt “bounty”
part of the Never-ending series created by Martin Rushton.

Read Ravyne’s captivating poem here…

All set in motion by Martin’s prompt here…

In the tradition of the Never-ending Story… that was a slip, (I’m going to leave it in. Especially because that song sticks in me feckin’ head every time I do this.)
I graciously ask Titans of poetry who are on repeat prescription…
Bob Jasper Jenny Justice Holly Jahangiri Kevin Keeney Jasmine Poulton T. Mark Mangum Galit Birk, PhD Dr John Rose To submit a piece which will put us into a “Hypnotic” state with their words. Thank you in advance to those who choose to pursue… Yours truly. J.

Thank you Dr Mehmet Yildiz and all the Illumination team for giving my words a platform… Thank you for reading and your valuable time. J.



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James G Brennan

James G Brennan


Writes eclectic free verse poetry and is free to read. "Everything in life is writable about" Sylvia Plath.