For today’s prompt, write a message poem. Messages can be delivered in a variety of ways: postcard, e-mail, text message, letter in a bottle, smoke signals, secret codes, jumbotron proposals, etc. Also, messages themselves can be simple, complicated, nice, mean, happy, sad, and so on. Get at it!
CANARY ISLAND WHISTLING MESSAGES
Written by John Yeo
Gomera Island’s cliffs and valleys are sheer,
Rock-faces that separate the neighbours.
In days of yore
Many years before
A whistling language developed,
From valley to valley you would hear
When danger threatened
Or help was required
Whistling messages sounding clear.
A language of instant communication
Was employed from valley to valley.
Hello! I am here.
The personal whistle
Was heard and understood.
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