a small piece (free)

Inspired by the phrase ‘All day long I have been working’, from the poem ‘Madonna of the Evening Flowers’ written by Amy Lowell.

This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project

all the day
I
am working

the toil required
to keep warm
in the fire

the table
well laden

I do
what I must
to ensure
all is
what it must be

yet
through each of those hours
I dream

inhabit
desire

and a yearning

to be home
to be with you
to be one
with my own spaces and places
well known

defined

all the day long
I’ve been
working as I know I must do
but
all the day long
too
I have nurtured
my heart

kept a piece
one small piece of it
free
and untrammeled
by need

mundane requirement

I have placed it
in my mind
right there
beside you

our backs
warmed together
by fire

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6 thoughts on “a small piece (free)

    • I had a glance back when i was setting this link up today and, apart from needing to do a bit of editing, I quite enjoyed them, as well.

      It’s amazing how quickly I seem to experience ‘distance’ from the writing of the pieces, not so long ago, to being able to read as a relative stranger.

      Anyway, Peggy, you know I’m delighted that you’re enjoying them.

      BTW I’ve been meeting with a few writer or reader groups and have very much enjoyed being interrogated by folk who have read a book of mine, or who are interested in picking apart technique and approach. Wonderful!

      There’ll be a day when I get up your way and it would be a huge pleasure to meet with your group if that can happen.

      Just giving you advance notice! LOL

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