Phyllis McGinley

(1905-1978 / United States)

Phyllis McGinley Poems

1. Intimations Of Mortality 4/22/2010
2. Ode To The End Of Summer 4/22/2010
3. The Angry Man 4/22/2010
4. First Lesson 4/22/2010
5. Reflections At Dawn 4/22/2010
6. The 5:32 4/22/2010
7. Daniel At Breakfast 4/22/2010
8. Daylight Savings Time 4/22/2010
9. Sunday Poetry: Ballade Of Lost Objects 4/22/2010

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Sunday Poetry: Ballade Of Lost Objects

Where are the ribbons I tie my hair with?
Where is my lipstick? Where are my hose -
The sheer ones hoarded these weeks to wear with
Frocks the closets do not disclose?
Perfumes, petticoats, sports chapeaus,
The blouse Parisian, the earrings Spanish -
Everything suddenly up and goes.
And where in the world did the children vanish?

This is the house I used to share with
Girls in pinafores, shier than does.
I can recall how they climbed my stairs with
Gales of giggles on their tiptoes.
Last seen wearing both braids and bows
(And looking rather ...

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