Learn More

Bill Grace


Visit To Brown's Ice Cream (Dairy Store) - Stillwater, MN


At 920 Olive Street West
Forty blocks off the beaten track
A mountain of ice cream for the price of a dime
What poor tourists most need to know.

The locals have mastered their lessons so well
They are not confused by the word 'Nelsons' on the roof
Even as I cherish our young host's smile
Even as much as the miracle of dinner for the price of a dime.

Submitted: Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Edited: Monday, August 09, 2010

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 (Visit To Brown's Ice Cream (Dairy Store) - Stillwater, MN by Bill Grace )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie Joseph Daly (6/22/2006 3:46:00 AM)

    I am not sure about the references here Bill but I certainlt like this piece. It has the feel of an Edward Hopper painting (one of his city life pieces) . There seems to be some joke here but there is also a lot of pathos.

    This is a snappy and artful piece. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. - People? - (Haiku), Joe Muschaweck
  2. 男人赋, qin xing
  3. Genetic Predisposition Towords Violence, Is It Poetry
  4. Wild Is The Churning Of The Winds, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  5. Honesty, Nassy Fesharaki
  6. Do Not Be Serious, Kumarmani Mahakul
  7. 24/7, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  8. You Show Me Safe, Susan Lacovara
  9. What's Wrong WithThe Grown-ups, Zion Odeyemi
  10. Status Quo, douglas scotney

Poem of the Day

poet Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knows he who tills this lonely field
To reap its scanty corn,
What mystic fruit his acres yield
At midnight and at morn?

In the long sunny afternoon,
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Alone, Maya Angelou
  4. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]