Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Penates By Thomas Lanier Williams



Identities become confused
with chairs and rugs and such
when these for many years are used
to our recurrent touch...
.
A porcelain that's out of place,
The leaking of a pipe,
A ravel in a bit of lace,
or Melons over-ripe.
.
Can more disturb our consciousness
and cause us more dismay...
than maritime disasters or
Starvation in Cathay!

4 comments:

  1. Great piece, it puts things into perspective. Why get into those silly disasters or identify ourselves with our possessions? Definitely food for thought.

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