Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sunday – Janet Frame

Focus on Frame!

Sunday – Janet Frame

Sunday’s thermos is filled,
Sunday’s hedge clipped, car cleaned, scales played.
The plastic prayer, though it melts in the fire
is contrived in the correct shape
in a lovely contemporary colour.

Go fishing in the muddy stream
borrow an inch of beach, rent a sand fly and jellyfish
lie in bed burned bitten and stung
by the lovely contemporary wish
being granted – oh breathless –
on a flesh-colored plastic dish

I found these poems in an old poetry anthology from school. Unfortunately there isn't a reference for where they originally came from.

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