Alison Cassidy

A Morning Poem

They sit at the table
with their crumbs and unwashed cups -
a companionable ease between them.

He is reading the paper,
struggling sometimes to turn the pages
'Bloody broadsheet! '

She is watching him -
the shape of his head,
the unconscious grace of his hands.

Occasionally he interrupts
'God, the world's gone mad! '

She smiles, remembering
their passion of just an hour before.

Poem Submitted: Friday, July 13, 2007
Poem Edited: Monday, March 21, 2011

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  • Bob Blackwell (10/4/2008 4:28:00 AM)

    Loved it, a great human observation, so true. Bob

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  • Melvina GermainMelvina Germain (8/30/2007 8:49:00 AM)

    This is a beautiful poem Alison, I remember these mornings well, thanks for the memory.--Melvina--

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  • Robert Howard (8/10/2007 11:10:00 PM)

    Methinks you wrote this while looking in mirror: pleased with what you saw.

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  • Ben Gieske (7/26/2007 12:37:00 PM)

    She has chosen the better part.

    She is watching him -
    the shape of his head,
    the unconscious grace of his hands.

    Why can't the morning be just that, leaving the outside world to wake up on its own. Better not to get the morning paper.

    She smiles, remembering
    their passion of just an hour before.

    She still makes the wisest choice of how the day will be colored.

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  • Max Reif (7/23/2007 1:26:00 PM)

    yes, realities are always shifting. I'm always wondering, 'Where'd the solid ground go? ' I concur with Sandra's comment, below, as well.

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  • Leonard Daranjo (7/23/2007 6:27:00 AM)

    Nuances of life captured on a canvas with great attention to detail. I enjoyed reading it. Thanks

    Take care

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  • Sandra Fowler (7/22/2007 1:40:00 PM)

    Warm, genuine, and very appealing. Two people who are friends as well as lovers.
    Lovely morning picture you have painted here, Alison.

    Always your friend,

    Sandra

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  • Flame6203E . (7/22/2007 4:52:00 AM)

    what a beautiful poem
    i am lost for words
    :)

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  • Meggie Gultiano (7/21/2007 8:16:00 AM)

    you have captured the daily routine of a couple's life every morning.At least the two of you are together, no matter what. Lovely poem.

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  • Francesca Johnson (7/19/2007 12:37:00 AM)

    This is what love is all about. A superb and real life poem to start my day off. Thanks, Allie. Wonderful.......

    Love, Fran xxx

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  • Tailor BellTailor Bell (7/18/2007 4:27:00 PM)

    unrigid form works extremely well for this quenching glimpse of life/passion. marvelous work, Allie. -Tailor

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  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (7/18/2007 1:29:00 AM)

    Oh, this is pure class. Beautifully depicted, this scene, which as you know I hope to visit some day. t x

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  • Marvin Brato (7/17/2007 11:31:00 PM)

    A reality in households nowadays where couples so little quality time together, I can relate to it though. Thanks for sharing worth the 10.

    You may scan my new poem ' A Close Encounter with Poemhunters'

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  • Duncan Wyllie (7/17/2007 3:41:00 PM)

    The unconscious grace of his hands. It is so true that the biggest statement can be made from just a few simply woven words...BRILLIANT ALISON!
    Love duncan X

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  • Jerry Hughes (7/14/2007 7:40:00 PM)

    'You might very well think that, I couldn't posssibly comment'

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  • Joseph Daly (7/14/2007 9:23:00 AM)

    The subtlety of this poem is what gives it its strength. A lovely meditation but so much more than that. Alison, this is poetry at its best: Capturing a moment and universalising it for eternity. It is that which some call the soul, and as a consiousness that is the best description. I love these moments that are/seem taken from life. I always think that it shows the courage of the writer to not make assumtions; to say 'to hell with you all if you miss the clory of the moment.' And rightly so!

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  • Original Unknown Girl (7/13/2007 4:34:00 AM)

    What a wonderful little peek into your daily life Allie..... and how fabulous to have passion first thing in a morning! ! Goodonya Allie! HG: -) xx

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  • Ivan Donn Carswell (7/13/2007 2:35:00 AM)

    How late was breakfast this morning - or is it impolite to ask? Oh well, at least you were at the table... My beloved gets b'fast in bed EVERY morning because she likes to sleep in! Lovely insight Allie. Rgds, Ivan

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