Monday, April 11, 2011

a kitchen meditation


guests gone
dishes piled
the tired monk toils
robes elbow deep
in greasy suds


duty done

linger
for sink side
brandy break



Magpie Tales

35 comments:

  1. oh the denouement of the dinner party, I sing the blues then too. brandy is a good idea.

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  2. surely the tired monk is cleaning up after mass? and what is he doing entertaining lipstick-wearing guests anyway?

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  3. Ha, I love the bandy break at the end. genius!

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  4. 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.

    xo
    erin

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  5. 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.

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  6. 'sink side
    brandy break'

    gotta love that Ollie.

    great shot here everyone,
    great photograph.

    ~robert

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  7. Good one, Ollie - gotta have that little sip by the sink to help the cleanup along:)

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  8. I love your words here... and the deeper meaning.

    ~laurie

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  9. Brandy night cap - very apt!

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  10. Nothing like a fine VSOP to round off a wonderful evening. a man after my own heart! Nice.

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  11. 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!!!

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  12. The drinking monk? Don't tell me that he and Charlie Sheen are in rehab together?!!

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  13. Wonderful. Consise. Perfect.

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  14. Very tidy and descriptive all at once! thanks.

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  15. An intoxicated monk. Don't see that every day.

    Lisa
    InspiredbyLisa

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  16. Excellent - the imagery is superb!

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  17. Loved this, so cued for the imagery you have created. Nice

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  18. Excellent! Brandy well deserved!

    Anna :o]

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  19. o the finale must be by the window.. a picturesque piece.

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  20. Hmm, never thought of myself as a monk.

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  21. Tight verse..
    Was it Old Monk by any chance? :)

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  22. A monk with lipstick! Thereby hangs a tale!

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  23. This, my good man ... is priceless!

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  24. 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!

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  25. Oh do they have a nuns order with sink duty like this?? ...I am joining...bkm

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  26. I know little of monks and less of brandy, but you created a powerful scene in just a few words. Very skilled writing.

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  27. Greasy suds are NOT appealing! LOL

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  28. Good piece, made me smile. Thanks again for that.

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  29. oh, the break at the end. so nice :)

    My Magpie Post

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  30. Ollie you are a hoot...this is hilarious! Thanks for the smiles...you are a pretty good guy!:-)

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  31. fun word flow.
    neat!

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