Alison Cassidy

The Aftermath

sitting at the table
sipping water
watching the fan
revolving in the gold rim
of the Chinese plate
on the shelf

Shostakovich
playing on the radio
aching with sweetness
and you working in the kitchen
all Chekovian anguish gone

the light is golden
the air is still

Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 13, 2007
Poem Edited: Saturday, December 25, 2010

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  • Dawn Sheryl Koenig (3/3/2007 9:10:00 PM)

    Wow Alison, you have preserved this moment for ever for all of us to share with your sensitity. This is the beautiful stuff the best novels are made of and should you ever attempt such a project you will be beginning with the right tools, a full of set of keen senses!

    Great work,
    Dawn

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  • Robert Howard (1/29/2007 12:42:00 PM)

    Beautiful. A moment as golden as the rim of the Chinese plate.

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  • Dee Daffodil (1/27/2007 9:04:00 AM)

    I can see this scene clearly...I think all your time spent in the performing arts have helped you become a better poet too...the imagination flows!
    Good job Allie!
    Hugs,
    Dee

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  • Jerry Hughes (1/14/2007 3:22:00 PM)

    ...absolutely delightful word picture

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  • Declan McHenry (1/14/2007 2:57:00 AM)

    A tight little piece Alison; and moving. I particularly like the contrast of the fan. Even thought the moment is still and beautiful, there remains the cycle rotating in the background. Reflective. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Linda OriLinda Ori (1/14/2007 1:49:00 AM)

    A moment caught like a painting on the wall. Beautiful imagery - mellow and serene. If time could just stand still........................Lovely, Allie!
    Linda

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  • Sandra Fowler (1/13/2007 8:57:00 PM)

    Fine imagery, sweet sadness. And that golden light that holds the moment still.
    Lovely work, Alison.

    Warm regards,

    Sandra

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjrFrank James Ryan Jr...fjr (1/13/2007 8:50:00 PM)

    ...as well as your verse be golden....A fine slice of abstract lit....Stellar Penning, Young lady & Poetess...Meticolously quilleed...
    F. j. R.

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  • Uriah Hamilton (1/13/2007 8:17:00 PM)

    Pain being released to inner poetry! !
    Uriah

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  • Max Reif (1/13/2007 7:59:00 PM)

    Hi, Allie! Finally I see one of yours! (will see more)
    I like the series of images, culminating in the totally refined titration of the last two lines. What purity! What more can be said?

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