Phyllis McGinley Poems
|1.||Ode To The End Of Summer||4/22/2010|
|2.||Intimations Of Mortality||4/22/2010|
|3.||The Angry Man||4/22/2010|
|5.||Reflections At Dawn||4/22/2010|
|7.||Sunday Poetry: Ballade Of Lost Objects||4/22/2010|
|8.||Daylight Savings Time||4/22/2010|
|9.||Daniel At Breakfast||4/22/2010|
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Daniel At Breakfast
his paper propped against the electric toaster
(nicely adjusted to his morning use),
Daniel at breakfast studies world disaster
and sips his orange juice.
the words dismay him. headlines shrilly chatter
of famine, storm, death, pestilence, decay.
Daniel is gloomy, reaching for the butter.
he shudders at the way
war stalks the planet still, and men know hunger,
go shelterless, betrayed, may perish soon.
the coffee's weak again. in sudden anger
Daniel throws down his spoon
and broods a moment on the kitchen faucet
the plumber mended, but has mended ...