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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