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Message in a Bottle

October 4, 2016

 

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MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

A bottle-nose dolphin in a bottle-green sea
Found a message in a bottle that he didn’t set free.
He wasn’t very nosy despite his bottle-snout;
He bottled out of reading it and threw the bottle out.
I couldn’t keep it bottled up; I couldn’t let it sink;
I read the message written in bottle-green ink:

A bottle-nose dolphin in a bottle-green sea
Found a message in a bottle that he didn’t set free.
He wasn’t very nosy despite his bottle-snout;
He bottled out of reading it and threw the bottle out.
I couldn’t keep it bottled up; I couldn’t let it sink;
I read the message written in bottle-green ink . . .

© Celia Warren 2016

Messages is the theme of this year’s National Poetry Day on Thursday 6th October.

If you wrote a message in a bottle, what would it say? Who do you think might find it – and where? Maybe washed up on the shore or fished out of the sea? Or possibly inside a fish?

If you put your favourite poem inside a bottle for someone to find, which one would it be?

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