Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Wife's Tale


the wives in the garden are tapping
their teacups one of them
.
has gone murdering again she's
being chided her head bowed so all
.
they can see is her fetching pink cap
one wife looks away & ties a green
.
ribbon around her wrist another
sifts pearls through her palms and
.
stares intently thoughts drifting
the children will be home soon these chocolate
biscuits must be stowed away we wouldn't want
the children to get sick
.
the wife with a jade comb in her
white hair is firm
"you must be sure
to wash and what you can't wash you burn"

__________

I'm going away to Santa Fe in a few day...z. (almost had some sort of rhyme there) I will be outside of internet contact during that time. If you want to reach me, write me a letter.

I'm very excited. The last time I went on a real vacation like this was in 1997. I'm sure I'll post hundreds of pics when I get back.

5 comments:

wickedpen said...

Damn that's awesome...I wish I wrote it..

Christine said...

Thanks! I was kinda' thinking it was your style.

aleah said...

I love this too. Funny but as soon as I read it I thought - "This is something Kristy would like - she has a similar tone in her latest book."

Have a great trip. It is heaven there.

Michael said...

Have a great trip Christine - hopefully you'll write loads of inspiring stuff when you return. :)

Christine said...

Jane -- thanks. It wasn't exactly heaven, but definitely better than NYC. Such a culture shock to be back.

Michael -- I wrote tons of stuff while I was there! Just wait till I transcribe it all!