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Not Today Please

Today has been cancelled,
The whole world can't be bothered,
Black birds sit like pompoms,
One startled eye on watch duty,
Curtains shiver,
Pulling tighter shut,
Trees sulk in an icy shower,
Cars mutter and cough,
The sky can barely hold herself up,
Wind whispers to the clouds,
"Do not to wake the sun"
Lawn turns over yawning,
Under stff clean sheets.

Only Manooska minds,
Caught out by the door,
Angry with magic white feathers,
Now so cold and wet.

11 Comments:

Blogger eden said...

i like your postings! nice!

1:52 AM  
Blogger Amie said...

very nice.
hey sue, what do you call your poems that are shaped into figures?they're really nice!i've printed one of your works and gave it to my nephew, and he love it!

2:17 AM  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

i won't ask who manooska is but that is one fine name as is the poem.
glad to see you are a bowie fan. his new album isn't far away.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Hi, everyone, glad you enjoyed the poem(s) amie,I think the correct term is concrete poetry, but I just call them shape poems, I'm glad your nephew liked it. Feel free to share them. CJ just a cat, but manooska worked better somehow.A new album sounds good, about time. Nice to hear from you eden.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Dude! You've acquired some new hippie-sounding friends!

I thought of at least one line whilst i ws at my mums! I may be going back there yet! Its so complicated!

Laura

10:17 PM  
Blogger Anonymous Poet said...

Ok, if C.J. won't ask, I will. Who is Manooska? There, someone did it.

Very funny, smart poem, by the way.

1:00 AM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Hi Anon,

just a little black cat caught out in the snow I didn't enqire as to her real name.

6:05 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Mabe Laura a bit of a hippy myself as you know.

6:30 PM  
Blogger Russell Ragsdale said...

Silky, somberly shut-in, shut-out, graceful, powerful poem. This praise must add in adverbs, adjectives alone just won't do! I really loved this poem and its silky, sulky words!

12:36 AM  
Blogger iamnasra said...

So the weather are about to take a day off from them to work ..they left the sky to ppur rain and blow air of cold..

I enjoyed reading your poem and many thanks to add my blog in your blog

10:22 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

I value yor comments very much and it is a pleasure

11:05 PM  

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