Tuesday, May 26, 2009

And The Start of Another Week

Evening
by Jo McDougall

From a wood beyond the fields,
something dark has not yet advanced
toward the yellow light
of the kitchen.
A woman puts away the dishes.
A man goes through the mail.
A child leans over the table,
saying her homework.

The dog looks up once and growls
as if not meaning to, a sound
almost inaudible.
He clicks across the floor, nosing for crumbs.

10 comments:

  1. A pen is mightier than the sword.

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  2. There is something slightly menacing about this poem: "something dark has not yet advanced" as if there is an unseen presence - half heard by the dog - silently approaching this cosy picture of domesticity.

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  3. Ahhh - I think the bear is coming. Maybe from the Spooky Woods behind my house!

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  4. Indeed my first reaction to the start of this poem was; "ooohhh"... but then I got lulled into a lovely, soft, safe nest, the proper feeling of home and knowing you're going to be alright. This was a really beautiful thing...

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  5. I like the poem lots, but I love the photo! What a find.

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  6. Everyone doing his/her chore, including the dog. A moment in time.

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  7. The photo is an absolute classic. The expression on the boy on the right is perfect.

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  8. You post the most beautiful poems. Thank you!

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  9. It sounds like the beginning of an advertisement for the all important home alarm to ward of intruders. Something bad is about to happen and the dog is too much of a chow hound to figure it out.

    Great. Now I'm going to have to sleep with the lights on. Again.

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  10. I love that photo. However, the poem is so...perfect. It captures the ordinary and makes it beautiful. Thank you. :)

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Hey, thanks for your thoughts and your time:>)