Mary Naylor

Rookie (12/17/33 / Chicago, Illinois)

Dancin' In Paris - Poem by Mary Naylor

I be awerkin' at fixin' dinner,
and my man, he be awerkin' in the fields,
and well, I just startin' inta dreamin'
'bout me a-dancin' in Paris.

I be wearin' sparkly shoes with high, skinny
heels, and one o' them slinky gowns. I'm a-drinkin'
that bubbly stuff outin' a one-legged glass.
Lotsa good-lookin' men be astin' me ta dance.

Then my man comes home, clumpin' in muddy
boots, his shirt and pants dirty and dusty.
He be a mess! Ceptin' his eyes-they be warm
'n brown like new-plowed fields, and his voice
be like a river a-flowin', so deep and smooth.
'Dinner ready yet, sugar bun? '

His hand touches my hair right gentle-
like the breeze of a summer night a-mussin'
the leaves o' the willer tree. 'Long about then,
my heart feels like velvet cushins be a-pressin'
agin' it. Well, I startin' inta thinkin'...
who wants ta be dancin' in Paris anyhow?


Comments about Dancin' In Paris by Mary Naylor

  • (12/30/2006 8:35:00 AM)

    Warm, captivating, and very original. Just lovely in every way, Mary.

    Always your friend,

    Sandra
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  • (3/28/2006 12:09:00 PM)

    To be content with the real wealth around you.Great Message.Love Duncan (Report)Reply

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  • Charles M Moore (3/3/2006 4:11:00 PM)

    This is a brilliant poem woderfully written in a local dialect, that adds to its poetic justice, loved it, Charlie. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 19, 2006



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