The henge stands empty
Silent echoes fill the air
Ghostly clashes, softened stomps
Mayhem displaced by stillness
Until next year…


This was inspired by the end of the Bloodstone Rally, an amazing festival or Morris dancing, fun and laughter which I was at this weekend.

The campsite/rally base was filled with noises of fun and dancing from the start to the end of the rally. This is the feeling I had when I came back to collect my van after the dancing had finished. It was quiet but felt like I could still hear the echoes of the weekend lingering in the air.

It is also an example of a Gogyohka, a Japanese 5 line poem 🙂

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13 thoughts on “After the Rally

  1. Wow this is beautiful! I can almost feel myself right there with you. I know exactly the atmosphere you describe. You really are so good at poems. Also – I hope you had an awesome weekend! 🙂

    1. Thank you 😁
      I am so pleased you can see what I am portraying!!
      It feels right in my head then I get worried that no one will know what I am talking about!!
      (Weekend was awesome) 😁

  2. This was such a beautifully written piece! ❤
    I simply loved your writing style…
    Looking forward to reading more from you, Sam!

    1. Thank you so much!

      I am still at the stage where I am surprised when people actually like these!!

      I love the simplicity of the Japanese style of poetry and I am doing my best to emulate them 😀

      1. Haha, believe me, you never really outgrow that ❤
        I'm finding that I do too; there's something so endearing about these modest art forms which can be so powerful in its simplicity…

      2. I agree completely! The power comes from finding the essence of a moment.

        I am learning so much at the moment, there is so much more to it than counting syllables and so much more than just haiku!

      3. Mmmm… I used to be one of those people who thought that anything that didn’t rhyme couldn’t be considered a poem, but I’m finding that there’s so much more to this art than just rhythm or rhyme.

        Thank you for another validation that a poem can be beautiful without convention. ❤

      4. I have tried to write rhyming poems, mine always turn out a little contrived…
        I don’t know enough about them yet.
        I think my poetry is for the impatient, like myself!

        I really am so pleased you like them!!

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