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I Ask You

Rating: 3.7

What scene would I want to be enveloped in
more than this one,
an ordinary night at the kitchen table,
floral wallpaper pressing in,
white cabinets full of glass,
the telephone silent,
a pen tilted back in my hand?

It gives me time to think
about all that is going on outside--

leaves gathering in corners,
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K Ormosi 26 March 2013

I Tell You I am envious of your candle, having only a cheap logoed cup with two sad pens busy inking the bottom in lieu of tea. And a black phone silently telling me I have seven missed calls none of which compel me to return them as I am busy gazing out my window where the winter oaks just beyond the parking lot dream of medieval forests and small albino deer.

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Mary-Margaret Beaton 16 December 2007

now isn't that just what everybody needs eventually........a place to call 'home'........after being on those paths, wandering for so long..........it makes me think of getting old

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Heather Wilkins 01 July 2013

beautiful write. I enjoyed he read

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Wahab Abdul 30 May 2012

its a nice poem i like it....

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Rene Agnes 30 June 2014

What scene would I want to be enveloped in more than this one, an ordinary night at the kitchen table, floral wallpaper pressing in, white cabinets full of glass, the telephone silent, a pen tilted back in my hand?

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Dr Antony Theodore 18 December 2020

It gives me time to think about all that is going on outside- leaves gathering in corners, lichen greening the high grey rocks, while over the dunes the world sails on, huge, ocean-going, history bubbling in its wake. a very fine poem. tony

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Mahtab Bangalee 28 November 2020

So forgive me if I lower my head now and listen to the short bass candle as he takes a solo while my heart thrums under my shirt- .....here I feel the love for the chores sharing with better-half to make a harmonious life; beautiful poem shared

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Mountain Man 28 November 2020

I ask you sounds like a song or two......

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Savita Tyagi 28 November 2020

Brilliant. Each moment of life is so precious, spent in the closeness of your own self.

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Soulmate dear 28 November 2020

I ask you why are yoiu doing this ask me

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