I bind my catch
in heavy folds
like a shroud.
Use soiled sheets
to blind and gag,
then dress each
scaled and feathered
frame with coils of silk;
basted black.

Scroll down for the riddle answer!

Ella Duffy is a poet and co-creator of bind. She is a former Foyle Young Poet who has since collaborated with The Poetry Society in working with students and young writers. Her work is featured in Pan MacMillan’s Off the Shelf: A Celebration of Bookshops in Verse and a selection of her poems has been accepted for the forthcoming issue of The Poetry Salzburg Review.
‘Raddle’ was the third-prize-winning poem in the Riddle Me This Poetry Challenge on Young Poets Network (YPN).

Answer: an oil spill

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

%d bloggers like this: