Monday, December 20, 2010

Monks Make It

wind cold
lake effect snow
layering in deep

the old Benedictine Monk
and the Tired Monk
sit quiet and warm
around a well
banked fire
snifters full of B&B

temple dogs slumber

some come by
see the sitting
see the drinking
raise eyebrows
shake heads in
disdain

The tired monk raises his glass
fire light through amber
winks and says:

"Monks make it."

15 comments:

  1. Yay for monks! I so enjoyed this poem, can see it all so clearly, the temple dogs, the arched eyebrows, the wink. Cool! Monks know how to have fun!!!!

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  2. This one made me laugh. Take it as a high compliment.

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  3. I got a good laugh out of this one Ollie.
    Thanks for that.
    Happy holidays to you.
    Pamela

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  4. Love B&B. Specifically because it's made by the best makers. Good post OO.

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  5. fire light through amber

    Now there's a warming glow, in more ways than one...

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  6. Indeed they do, and several other fine beverages as well. Nice double entendre, and I'm enjoying the picture of the two monks...meditating.

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  7. Love this one Ollie!! Hope you have a wonderful Holiday! :-)

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  8. Heh, the ones they snicker and shake their heads at sometimes hold the basic wisdoms they so overlook...sometimes it's just the little things in life, after all! Fun yet smart little piece. Quite nicely done.

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  9. Ha! I thought Monks weren't supposed to make it. lol Very clever. Cheers!

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  10. that wind-cold and lake-effect image appeals to me a lot. good read in thsi chilly days

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  11. monks can evoke humour and happiness. Very clever take!

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  12. very good...and heck they make some fine good brews too...enjoy the festive season and thanks for sharing with one shot...pete

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  13. Atmospheric, effective line-work. Exemplary.

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