Kitchen at Dusk

Kitchen at Dusk

A Poem by Verser
"

It's not where you are, it's whom you are with.

"

We might have gone to Wickford

And walked in the sunfull streets

By the sea, with the town duck

Waddling briskly, bright and foremost.

 

But we bought fruit at Banana Joe’s,

And a pound of butter in the rainy afternoon

To make Madelaines in the damp kitchen dusk.

 

It did not matter. There were plentiful skies

And a warm, ordinary hand to hold,

Attached to an ordinary girl who is

My summer and my singing sun.

© 2013 Verser


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You have a way of making your reader feel the awe of the moment you're in. This is overwhelmingly beautiful!

Posted 7 Years Ago


Simple things in life can give great joy "there were plentiful skies/and a warm ordinary hand to hold...." You just need someone to love,( even the most ordinary will do), someone to call your own and even the most ordinary day will be transformed into the most memorable one.Wonderful write !!!

Posted 10 Years Ago


Verser

10 Years Ago

You are so kind! And you are right: that was indeed the point. Someone you love can turn the ordinar.. read more
I like when a poem asks the reader to follow it around for a day;
those first two stanza's reminding me of Frank O'Hara's, The Day Lady Died.
Crystalizing the moment, the most important thing the artist can do.
I enjoyed this, Verser.

Diego

Posted 11 Years Ago


Verser

11 Years Ago

I am glad you liked it. And you are right. When the moment is perfect, the episode is memorable, the.. read more
That was really beautiful. I like how the simplest of days turned into a magical moment with the one you love. The flow is marvelous, and kept me going through it. Great piece

Posted 11 Years Ago


Verser

11 Years Ago

Many thanks, Will. You are very kind.
How beautiful, how real, how inspiring too .. makes one realise that we needn't adventure in crazy pleaces to find reality, to find love.. to find and be found.

Love it!

Posted 11 Years Ago


Verser

11 Years Ago

I think that's true. Thanks, Emma.
emmajoy

11 Years Ago

You're very welcome.. tis a truly beautiful poem.
Oh my .. this is a wonderful painting ..
Content and loving days beneath the plentiful skies .
Never wanting for a thing, just surviving on Love..

This is special, and touches my heart .... Jazz


Posted 11 Years Ago


Verser

11 Years Ago

I am so glad. Thanks, Jazz.
Love this. Very sweet. :)

Posted 11 Years Ago


Verser

11 Years Ago

Thanks so much, Roots. Is that what I should call you?
rootsandwingsmemoirs.com

11 Years Ago

Well, you can call me Roots if that's what you would like. Otherwise you can call me Sara. :)
Verser

11 Years Ago

Sara it is.
nothing more beautiful than sharing the simple moments with the one you love! this brings a radiant happiness... a comfort that warms your heart and soul..

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Verser

11 Years Ago

And so it did. And does. Thanks, Circe.
I love this because it shows us the beauty and passion in the ordinary..xo :)

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Verser

11 Years Ago

I sometimes think that is what poetry is about for me. Thanks, Lily Mae.
Ordinary is always exalted in extraordinary hearts.
Like this poem, with pearl rounded meter and the sacred mundane.

Posted 11 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Verser

11 Years Ago

How beautifully expressed. Your review is a poem in itself. Thanks so much, Riley.

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Added on January 20, 2013
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Verser

Mattapoisett, MA



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I was an English teacher (high school, community college) for forty years. During that time I taught writing, and often creative writing. In my retirement, I write, and work at cultivating a thoughtfu.. more..

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