Waiting Picture It & Write and Whirligig 31

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “All the Difficult Hours and Minutes” by Jane Hirshfield: rice, jar, calamity, calmness, glass, mutter, hours, plums, salted, minutes, wrinkled, difficult


She just finished cooking the rice
Salted the steak and onions that will go with it
Get the spices jar ready and the salt and pepper
Set the table, with candle sticks and wine glasses
The minutes were ticking as the hours passed
Will he ever come? She muttered to herself
She made this plum gown, designed and stitched
Hours and hours she spent making this dress
Quite difficult considering she did it by hand
There’s an air of calmness as she waits
She didn’t want any wrinkles on it
And so she waits….

For: Picture it & Write and Whirligig 31

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  1. Keith's Ramblings · November 1, 2015

    Let’s hope he turns up. She would be distraught if the food spoiled!

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  2. joetwo · November 1, 2015

    There is something unsatisfying about clothes too fine to wear. I would assume that being worn would be the function of clothes.

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  3. Ermilia · November 2, 2015

    Great combination of the two writing prompts! Thanks for contributing.

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  4. Jae Rose · November 3, 2015

    reminds me of ‘and nobody came..and nobody called’…of which i can’t remember where it came from…how much effort we put into waiting.. perhaps not knowing what or who we are truly waiting for…maybe ourselves? And that can be the longest wait…wonderful poem

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