Many thanks to those Charioteers who entered the June Competition; you are STARS, every one of you!
Thanks also to Janus, for scattering lines of topical interest and amusement throughout the thread, and to PapaG for his enigmatic second pome which may (or may not) be a message to (or from) the stars.
Araminta: Good Heavens!
Short and sweet; a little dream of a poem, with great scansion. Another stanza would have been nice.
Janus: 28th April 1949
Another Slacky Bottom Classic; atmospheric and beautifully composed.
JW: More than a Rainbow
A reliably outré poem from JW, with marvellously clever splashes of wordplay.” An exciting and hilarious entry.
PapaG: The Sky at Night
Wonderful imagery following a challenging beginning: “or skein of geese in squadron flight” and “glowing ships with seven sails, fluorescent fish with flashing tails.” Lovely.
Gazoopi: Twinkle twinkle little star
A wistful, questing poem in search of enlightenment; almost a prayer really. Nicely done.
FEEG: Celestial bodies
One lives and learns, and also smiles at heroic rhyming, especially,
“The one to spot this was Edmund Halley
who was, with Newton, so very pally.”
An entertaining and educational poem.
And the winner for June is: JANUS!