Saturday, April 10, 2010

Day Ten, Poem #10 - Woolgatherers

NaPoWriMo #10 – celebrate!

When the right-hand side of my family gathers
we clink together delicately like china cups in saucers
like ice cubes in tall glasses of afternoon iced tea
sometimes too sweet
sometimes too bitter
and never for very long.

When the left-hand side of my family gathers
we pack it in like anchovies in the can
like beer in the mug and smoke in the salty air
sometimes too strong
sometimes too loud
and always until the crack of morning.

From the poetry prompt to assess and describe a recent celebration.


  1. Love this description of a family
    Lovely imagery with the clinking of china and ice. Well done!

  2. This is a brilliant little poem! You've used some wonderful images in describing family gatherings!

  3. This is really lovely. I'm curious about the title, though.