Dear flapping piece of green fabric,
your waterproofing was greatly appreciated
when the rain was lashing down
soaking us to the skin.
You held us safe that first night
while the wind howled around which
made me dive into my sleeping bag as
I worried if your pegs would take the strain...
...and when we awoke the next day,
with bags under our eyes
and very tired - we were dry and warm.
you made the most delightful shadow puppets out of us
during the day....
and became magical at night....
with your strings of tiny nautical fairy lights,
jauntily swinging during that very windy night,
all the while emitting a gentle light,
making our temporary home
Dear brief holiday abode,
with your 'magician's wand' poles
which fold down neatly...
Thank you so very much.
But will you please...
and get back
we loved our jolly away with you
We fully fully
plan to take you