After the Party

5 Nov

This is a new poem that I have written about an event that occurred a couple of years ago. After going to a forest rave in the Welsh hills (I think it was on the edge of the Brecon Beacons), a group of five of us took a little trip up a woodland track to a stream we knew about nearby. By the time we got there the sun was really blazing down, and everything around us seemed to be in a sort of hyper-colour. The sky was so blue and the trees so green, and the sound  and sheen of the stream seemed to lift me up to a higher level. There are some good pictures of the stream somewhere, but I can’t find them (EDIT: I found one, it’s posted below), so for now I have attached a picture of the party itself to this post.

There is also another poem, more spiritually inclined, that I wrote immediately after the event. I will post this next. Here is the newer poem:



The trees

they shimmered

as though under a watery sheen,


Green leaves glittering

in a gentle caress

of breeze through the river-run



Below them we clambered

naked on rocks

and splashed clear water onto grassy



The five of us,

two couples and I:


but free,

we laughed as the droplets

rolled down our young skin.


The thumping of the party

left an hour hence,

sounded in the distance,

As we made ourselves clean;

sleepless and slippery in the morning sun.

 forest coalpit stream river dive wales

Rave in Wales wentwood techno party

4 Responses to “After the Party”

  1. changered December 2, 2009 at 9:06 am #

    The poem and picture are amazing. Woah, lucky you.

  2. nochipa December 30, 2009 at 11:58 pm #

    Without a doubt, you have talent and it seems, dedication to produce polished poetry!

    I have been reading your work. I think it is all very good and I love your use of imagery, your ability to take the reader “there”, wherever you happen to be in the poem.

    • ocksblog December 31, 2009 at 12:02 pm #

      I appreciate the praise, especially as I can see from your own poems that you’re a good, accomplished poet.

      I’m beginning to get the motivation to write another one now I think 🙂

  3. Josh November 14, 2018 at 1:40 am #

    Great poem and pictures! Any chance of a link to the picture of the party please. I was the lad sat in the van. I’d love to put it in Kansas 🙂

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