Fireworks at Stirred!

Write a poem on the sounds and smells of fireworks, no colours allowed, you must include either a ‘giant chrysanthemum burst’, a ‘fizzling champagne finale’ or a ‘dazzling brocade finish’, pick from the choice of phrases.

 

Spoon Winner!

 

Silence of a crowds anticipation-then…

The screech of the rocket is mirrored by three year old children

like nails on a blackboard to cats,

A giant chrysanthemum burst lights the sky

The stench of sulpher and hotdog vans clings to the air

and my clothes

and my hair.

 

Kieren King.

 

Plastic Cooking Set Winner:

 

Write a poem on the sounds and smells of fireworks, no colours allowed, you must include either a ‘giant chrysanthemum burst’, a ‘fizzling champagne finale’ or a ‘dazzling brocade finish’, pick from the choice of phrases.

 

There once was a bang what the fuck?

That went to whizzz shit what was that?

it kapow christ almighty

and a boom jesus fuck

It’s anoth-kak-kak-kak on it’s just Gorton.

 

Dermont Glennon.

 

And all the other excellent entries:

 

We woke to the smell of dew

by our cheeks and toffee

in our hair.

Leaves had gathered by our spurned bodied

rubbing eyes and brushing ash from our sleeves

A giant chrysanthemum caught my eye.

 

*

 

A squelching welcome of whellies

in anticipation of an explosive night with no telly

floral bursts, rainbow sparkles

Bring awe to retinas.

A familiar entrance of the afternath’s fog

builds anticipation to the roar of a ferrari

onlookers taken aback

with a fizzling champagne finale.

 

Benny Jo Zahl

*

 

FCF

Fucking cocophany of fireowrks

Force cochlial frenzy

fingers close to fists

till fizzling champagne finale.

 

 

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The Stirred quad is formed of Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Jasmine Chatfield and Lenni Sanders.

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