Sunday, January 18, 2009

275. The Shopping List


SIMPLY SNICKERS chose this painting, called 'The Dining Room' as this week's prompt.

The expression on this housemaid's face was the key to my poem. I don't think her mind was on her work!


'Make a list' my Mistress said;
'We need some milk, we need some bread'.
But something else was in my head.....
Peter! I miss you!
'Buck up!' I heard my mistress say,
'You know it's market-day today!
But still  it seemed I heard you say......
'I want to kiss you!'

'Write it down, girl! We need cheese!
Don't stand mooning if you please!'
Last night we stood beneath the trees;
The wind was sighing.
'Have you checked our flour supply?
Think now! What else must we buy?'
So many stars were in the sky!
I felt like crying.

'Now don't forget to buy some meat.
And then some biscuits; plain, not sweet.'
It's always like this when we meet;
I feel all hazy!
'Pull yourself together, Ann!
You need ingredients for the flan!
I don't! I need my lovely man!
I'm going crazy!

'Let me see! Give me the list!
Is there anything we've missed?'
Are there other girls you've kissed?
Not like I kiss you!
'Goodness me! There's not a word!
I wonder if you've even heard!'
A shopping list! .........Oh how absurd!

'Ann! I dismiss you!'


Jinksy said...

I think you read the girl's mind exactly - and her star sign, would you say was...?

Gabe said...

I love Morisot!!! Beautiful painting and I agree with jinksy; Your poem matches her facial expression wonderfully. I enjoyed it!

Kat said...

As 'Gabe' says the poem and the painting seems to be made for wach other..!!!

Woes of being in love - hope the buy married "Ann" :)))