Besides Foia and several

of her shyer

and more subordinate

sisters ..

The skyline around here

is still

dominated by the huge


chimneys that once

served our

local canning industry

so well ..

Tirelessly fueling the very

heart of it

throughout golden years ..

Now tho’

redundant, yet still they

stand tall,

majestic and proud ..


sky in a way that only they

can finger sky ..

And then, shamelessly


toward heaven like that ..


crowned by huge and


permanent structures ..

Now serving

to provide individual


for our snow white


plus one or two fat


fledglings .. Each already


on discarded junk food

and all

without ever realising

the white fish,

anchovies and sardinhas

have never

had it so good in living history ..




  • Author: Neville (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 24th, 2023 17:36
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 26
  • User favorite of this poem: L. B. Mek.


  • MendedFences27

    Rooftop chimneys and stork nests against a mountain backdrop is quite the sight. Storks nesting therein, being spoiled by urban refuse, the whole vision is one of economic re-use of existing infrastructure. A delightful read. - Phil A.

    • Neville

      I am glad you were able to drop in and read me so very well sir .. thank you and kindly Phil ..

    • orchidee

      Good tall-chimney shaped write N.

      • Neville

        maybe Specsavers is not entirely out of the question perhaps 🐧🐭

      • 2781

        Always good to hear you.

        • Neville

          likewise .. thank you 2781

        • Fay Slimm.

          Welcome back Nev. The sight of white storks and their fat offspring makes compelling my first read of today .as is your perfectly penned scene of rooftop chimneys now used merely for nests -- an intriguing view of what skylines suggest to an experienced scribe. x

          • Neville

            Hey thanks Fay .. it's kinda good to be back really despite having a good time .. and I am honoured by the very kind little note you have left for me here .. x

          • Doggerel Dave

            Abandoned and derelict , old industrial buildings? Your cegonhas have, it seems a similar function to our 'bin chickens' or ibis Down Under.
            Should this old site be earmarked for conversion into another use, please ensure heavy hands don't give it the same treatment as Battersea Power Station......... please, Neville.
            For me, a richly descriptive write.

            • Neville

              I am indeed, truly grateful Dave .. cheers mate

            • L. B. Mek

              'redundant, yet still they
              stand tall,
              majestic and proud ..'

              'Now serving
              to provide individual
              for our snow white
              The Poet! is back
              all is well then, all is well

              • Neville

                Hello brother Mek .. I must say, it's good to be back .. and of course, thank you my friend for the warm welcome .. Neville

              • Mottakeenur Rehman

                πŸ™Good writeπŸ‘Œ

                • Neville

                  that's right good then, thanks a million πŸ™‚

                  • Mottakeenur Rehman


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