Sunday, March 13, 2011

Lovely Sundays

March 13, 2011 Slice of Life Thirteen

I spoke of missing a quiet Saturday yesterday by helping with practice interviews with new teachers. Today, I have a bit of a restful weekend back, and wanted to capture it in a poem. I also needed to write a poem to be ready for poetry group on Monday, so have an extra motivation for writing.

Sundays

Sundays,

with

all

this

time,

I can even tell the details of my dreams.

House ghosts cry for teddy bear pancakes

cinnamon sugar syrup,

funnies.

My husband reads to me – a gallery opening,

David Brooks’ column,

the latest news for March madness.

Hums, rustles, yawns.

I warm my hands around the coffee mug and look out

at the feeder.

Squirrels scurry for corn;

finches titter and nudge for seeds.

I wish for spring.

6 comments:

  1. Nice--- I especially like the line " house ghosts cry for teddy bear pancakes, cinnamon sugar syrup, funnies".

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  2. That was my favorite part too! Then I got down to David Brooks' column and went to hunt for it on the internet before writing this comment. I got sidetracked twice again and went to watch our finches tittering in and out of our spruce tree. I'm so distractable this morning - must be the March madness!

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  3. I liked the start,
    each
    word
    on
    a
    line,
    slows the reading down until you get to the list. Looks like you've got a winner for your poetry group!

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  4. Elsie said my first thought - the one word on each line really slowed me down to give a feel of your day. Isn't it fun to practice your writing through the SOL? Enjoyed.:)MaryHelen

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  5. I like how the image "I warm my hands around the coffee mug and look out at the feeder," communicates so much more than what you are doing. I get a sense of the contentment you feel about where you are in time and space through that image. Beautiful language!

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  6. Your lovely, lovely poem has inspired me to try some poetry myself. I don't share that as easily as I do my other writing. Thank you for the nudge!

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