Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Above: Another great comic from Nedroid Check it out!
SO I promised more poems and by gum that's what you're going to get. No more shilly-shallying from me. Also, if you're reading this on the 14th of July, come to the Bowery tomorrow! There will be a load of fine poets and poems.
FYI that was dilly-dallying.
PS: OH MY GOODNESS I BOUGHT A NEIL GAIMAN NOVEL TODAY AND IT MADE ME SO HAPPY
Now that I’ve finished cleaning
all that’s left to clean away
is a jumbo tub of lemon Cif,
the meadow-sweet Febreze and Glade
Plug-In, a freshly-rustled bustle
of pot-pourri and Mr Muscle.
Perhaps it’s only the scented candles –
Camomile, Sage and Citrus, Evening Air –
but I am a child again
in my parents’ house, stamping dirt
and god-knows-what across the carpet
and my mother tuts and clicks and hauls
me to the kitchen sink and soaks
my fingers clean beside the feeding ferns –
Peace Lily, Narcissus, Mother-in-Law’s Tongue –
the scent of being young
and being one more thing to clean
is stronger now than it’s ever been.
See you tomorrow,