On Thursday I Will Drink a Tomatoe Juice in Montreal

On Thursday I Will Drink a Tomatoe Juice in Montreal

A Poem by Anne Timmins

 On Thursday I will drink a tomatoe juice in Montreal, 
I'll hope for rain, for lights reflected
across the windshields of double parked cars;
weather to fit my mood, the half-shut eyes
of a midnight cocktail shaker alone at the bar. 
I'll visit all the situations in the city. 

Montreal was crazy that winter for old rock and roll; 
girls two-stepped with each other in cellar clubs. 
I'll try to exorcise ghosts 20-years old;
your packed bags by the door, a drained juice glass
and a taxi sounding its horn. I had on white heels, 
it was that long ago.

© 2012 Anne Timmins

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Did you drink you tomatoe juice in Montreal? I would of added vodka and hot sauce/spices. A hot bloody Mary is easy to make mind fix old and new problems. I like the thoughts and the places described in the poetry. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.

Posted 8 Years Ago

also poem of a long ago time felt like I was there, nice

Posted 9 Years Ago

Abdul Batin Osman Bey

9 Years Ago

meant to say a good poem not also lol
always so practical incidents come out from you....even we can form a picture...its beautiful... :))

Posted 9 Years Ago

A great poem, full of energy, clever observations, full of truth..the best poem I have read here for a long time...

Posted 9 Years Ago

I enjoyed it. I think you captured the mood of what you were feeling and I like the part about Montreal the best. Have you ever been to Whitehorse in the Yukon? I've been through there a few times on my way to Alaska. Northern Canada is really beautiful. You're lucky to live there.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Bravo! What a piece! You have put this into clear thought and superb flow!

Posted 9 Years Ago

Taking a break from life to relax and reminisce with items that bring you to the past and allow you a chance to look it through rose-colored glasses . . . Gentle and simple, yet so poignant. Well done.

Posted 9 Years Ago

I love it. Great wonderful poem!

Posted 9 Years Ago

WOW-the imagery and strength of emotion in this piece that goes on and on kept to the subject and expanded on it remarkably! I love Montreal!

Posted 9 Years Ago

The wording on this piece is very touching. Thank you for sharing these thoughts with us.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on September 19, 2012
Last Updated on September 19, 2012


Anne Timmins
Anne Timmins

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

My name is Anne. I live in Canada. I write poetry. Not much else anybody needs to know beyond that :-) more..


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