Poems by Brother Ollie: the Tired Monk
oh the denouement of the dinner party, I sing the blues then too. brandy is a good idea.
surely the tired monk is cleaning up after mass? and what is he doing entertaining lipstick-wearing guests anyway?
Ha, I love the bandy break at the end. genius!
oh, was it that party? and was it a good one? was that little face so full and delighted? was there cake?and the readjustment of house and home and self after, with one big breath, and ya, a little break.xoerin
I enjoyed this, but until I read Isabel's comment, I swear I didn't notice the lipstick stain. Adds a whole new dimension to the story.
A brandy nightcap....hmmm...
'sink side brandy break'gotta love that Ollie.great shot here everyone,great photograph.~robert
Good one, Ollie - gotta have that little sip by the sink to help the cleanup along:)
I love your words here... and the deeper meaning.~laurie
Brandy night cap - very apt!
Nothing like a fine VSOP to round off a wonderful evening. a man after my own heart! Nice.
This is wonderful! I love the visual of a monk taking left over sips from the glasses!!! ... his lips touching lipstick stains gives me goosebumps!LOVE where this carried my imagination!!!
That brandy was well earned!
The drinking monk? Don't tell me that he and Charlie Sheen are in rehab together?!!
Wonderful. Consise. Perfect.
Very tidy and descriptive all at once! thanks.
An intoxicated monk. Don't see that every day.LisaInspiredbyLisa
Excellent - the imagery is superb!
Loved this, so cued for the imagery you have created. Nice
Excellent! Brandy well deserved!Anna :o]
o the finale must be by the window.. a picturesque piece.
Hmm, never thought of myself as a monk.
Tight verse.. Was it Old Monk by any chance? :)
A well deserved reward;)
Loved it!physics of it all
A monk with lipstick! Thereby hangs a tale!
This, my good man ... is priceless!
The funny thing is I too used a brother in a monastery as my narrator--to a very different end! I like yours: the fatigue, the damp sleeves, the brandy break... Good magpie!
Oh do they have a nuns order with sink duty like this?? ...I am joining...bkm
I know little of monks and less of brandy, but you created a powerful scene in just a few words. Very skilled writing.
Greasy suds are NOT appealing! LOL
Good piece, made me smile. Thanks again for that.
oh, the break at the end. so nice :) My Magpie Post
Ollie you are a hoot...this is hilarious! Thanks for the smiles...you are a pretty good guy!:-)
fun word flow.neat!
Thanks for helping with the development of Olsonomics.