Thursday, June 4, 2009

Wool Coat

This old wool coat
has served me well.
Almost wish it was older
connect me to times
long past.
Older version was
blue plaid perfect
for short legged walks
around the forest yard.
This one is warm; dark
sucks the sun warmth in deep.
It will serve me well
to wrap my wee ones
in giant arms.
A double coat
for this well loved load.
Might try to get the old one back
rebirth from a garden shed.
It hangs there now on a nail.


  1. Oh I so know the feeling of loving a coat. I once had the perfect beach coat, I wore it to rags. I still miss it. I enjoyed this poem, love the line "for this well loved load"......good one, Ollie!

  2. I can't say for sure, but it must be getting cold where you are. Probably Canadian. Nice job, Humbucker. I like poems about protecting oneself from the elements. A theme I just explored.

  3. Gotta love clothes with character...nicely done.

  4. hope to see you wear the old one soon.
    beautiful descriptions.

  5. Yes, a wonderfully thoughtful piece - our clothes say so much about us. My fave lines are: It will serve me well to wrap my wee ones in giant arms... That's a beautiful image.

  6. I enjoyed this thoroughly. I too suspect you are from Canada somewhere. Love and Light, Sender

    I invite you to attend Thursday Poets Rally week 31
    let me know when you are ready.
    Thanks a lot.

    two awards for this week’s participation.


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