The gun at noon

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With precision and aplomb,
The ceremony’s begun
And the soldier marches quick
Around the gun.
Dressed in military red
With his shako on his head,
He steps around the cannon
To his post.

Then with solemnity polite
He lights the fuse and sets alight
The shot that marks the noon
On Guernsey Isle.

Poem and photo copyright Englepip©

Please read the following link for more information on this ceremony.
via Daily Prompt: Ceremony

5 thoughts on “The gun at noon

    1. I can only assume they shoot blanks – no cannon balls evident in the harbour! Just a bit of smoke.:-) Apparently they fire a gun still at 1.pm in Edinburgh too, every day except Sunday.

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