Monday, September 7, 2009

Poem About Morning



Poem About Morning
William Meredith

Whether it's sunny or not, it's sure
To be enormously complex--
Trees or streets outdoors, indoors whoever you share,
And yourself, thirsty, hungry, washing,
An attitude towards sex.
No wonder half of you wants to stay
With your head dark and wishing
Rather than take it all on again:
Weren't you duped yesterday?
Things are not orderly here, no matter what they say.

But the clock goes off, if you have a dog
It wags, if you get up now you'll be less
Late. Life is some kind of loathsome hag
Who is forever threatening to turn beautiful.
Now she gives you a quick toothpaste kiss
And puts a glass of cold cranberry juice,
Like a big fake garnet, in your hand.
Cranberry juice! You're lucky, on the whole,
But there is a great deal about it you don't understand.

12 comments:

  1. I have never heard of william merideth. thanks for sharing this.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ah I like it! I'd like to compose my own morning poem having been inspired by this...

    I'm lazy though so maybe later...(if I was in bed right now I'd roll over and go back to sleep!) xxx

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love this. Especially the line "If you get up now you'll be less Late." That pretty much describes our mornings to T.

    ReplyDelete
  4. "No wonder half of you wants to stay
    With your head dark and wishing
    Rather than take it all on again:
    Weren't you duped yesterday?"

    Love this--and it's more than appropriate for a day like today.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Aw the "Now she gives you a quick toothpaste kiss", doesn't it make you a little sad. :o)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love it! (And the pic! Sweetness!) Now please put up one of **your** wonderful poems, my friend. xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  7. Cute picture and quirky poem...love it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love this poem! I had never heard of the author, either, so double bonus for me :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. I have't heard this one, it's very fun! Such a cute photo too!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Impressive! Nothing like a good morning poem to get your day started-especially, the toothpaste kiss.

    ReplyDelete