Donal Mahoney


Still Life


'On the window sill
the sun's pure gold today.
Usually it's white, '
says drooling Nell,
in her hospital smock,

her tea turning cold
as she braids
ram horns of hair
high and tight

to the sides of her skull.
'On gold days
like this, I warm
my hands for hours
on this sill.

'Yesterday, the doctor said
someone should paint me,
the fool. A still life,
that's what he said.'

Submitted: Monday, February 18, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Still Life by Donal Mahoney )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The Past, Cyprian Kamil Norwid
  2. My Country, Cyprian Kamil Norwid
  3. Birds Singing, Peter S. Quinn
  4. Days will not be the same, forget not, Aftab Alam
  5. Beauty, Cyprian Kamil Norwid
  6. Si, Oilibheir Alain Christie
  7. New Aryan Bird of Prey, Marieta Maglas
  8. grim reaper, lee fones
  9. Against Inordinate Love Of Creautes, John Beaumont
  10. Helping a Blind Lady, Donal Mahoney

Poem of the Day

poet William Butler Yeats

WINE comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Anna Akhmatova

 

Member Poem

poet Sumita Datta

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. 45 Mercy Street, Anne Sexton
  3. A Drinking Song, William Butler Yeats
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. Daffodils, William Wordsworth

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]