Saturday, June 02, 2007

sunday scribblings: town & country

town & country: when I’m here I long for there

bare feet on the wooden back porch
trump clickety clack high heels on pavement
morning bird song brings more joy
than the swoosh of the subway doors
bright red tomatoes warm from the sun
outdance the newest cuisine
but all that aside, there's one true must-have
a really good book store close by

13 comments:

Clare said...

Very nice images, and I totally agree about the must-have of a good bookstore close by. I also like the line "when I'm here I long for there" -- that is so true in life.

Tracy said...

Oh yes, I do love bookstores!

Becca said...

I completely agree~ a bookstore or a library are musts for me too!

I enoyed all the imagery in your poem~very nice look at the contrasts in the two lifestyles :)

Deb G said...

Well of course you have to go to the bookstore to get the good book so you can sit out on the deck in the early morning and listen to the birds. It's the best of worlds : )

gautami tripathy said...

That poem said it all!

arboleda said...

Very true!

Patois said...

I love "Whe I'm here I long for there." Great post, very visual, and amen to book stores being close by!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love your vivid images here and yes a bookstore is essential. Though I think there are too many second hand bookstores here!

forgetfulone said...

Oh, now that sounds ideal!

Molly said...

Nice collection! And I agree--a good bookstore is key.

inspired said...

And a fish N chip shop .. hee hee

Tag said...

Ditto for the bookstore! Especially those great seasoned stores with character who proudly declare, "Rare Books and First Editions!"

Where conversations abound regarding the luxurious pictorialization of Twain's work or the disputation over the legitimacy of Henry Miller's Tropic of Capricorn as a classic literary work of art.

Thank you for a great SS poem!

sarala said...

I like the poem and the yearning for a bookstore.