Monday, February 21, 2011

Poetry Bus, 2/21/11

I knew a woman who                         
                  Was a good cook and a quick one if need be,
scrambled eggs with or without cheese.
                   Was direct about putting lipstick on and gathering her coat.
I knew a woman who
                    Laughed unaffectedly at jokes, or funny stories she was told.
                    Who had a sister and a brother who could and would show up for visits,
other than just on holidays.
I knew a woman who
                    Enjoyed a good long letter, it made her hug hug us all.
                    And when her husband moved away she told us
we would be lucky recipients of news!
                    The day she left she waved and smiled walked on; and turned to wave again.
I knew a woman with brown hair, a genuine smile, who sent pictures in the mail
and wrote once a month for years.

10 comments:

120 Socks said...

Great to have u coming on board. I just out at d moment, but once I get back I'll scoop u up!

Kenia Cris said...

Oh, gosh, this is so beautiful! I'm so glad I've started the day by reading you, Izzy.

Kiss you.

Niamh B said...

Fab, sounds like a woman worth knowing!

Helen said...

I'm with Niamh ... I would enjoy her company too!

The Bug said...

Great poem! This makes me want to be a better correspondent!

Lucy Westenra said...

I don't remember ever having met you . . . ?

Dave King said...

Beautifully worked out. Exceptional.

Peter Goulding said...

Any woman who can scramble eggs right is okay with me. Lovely stuff.

Cad said...

Can't beat a pen pal!

Margaret said...

So sweet and sentimental. It has wonderful "heart".