Are You Sure, Dr Williams?


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Rumours of Rhyme

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It is clear
to see
that there
must be
an absence
of plums –
delicious, sweet
and cold –
in the icebox

and I know
how dangerous
it can be
when patients
call
for a doctor
out of hours
on a winter’s
night,

but I have
never fathomed
why
so much depends
upon
a wheel barrow
beside white
chickens,

nor have I
understood
why
it has to be
red.

© 2014 A B Maude

I’ve been away on holiday – we had a great time thanks … smiles – which is why things have been quiet around here, but as it is Open Link Night at dVerse, where we are welcoming a new bartender, Anthony Desmond, I thought it about time to break the silence. For those who are not poetry aficionados, the Dr Williams of the title is William Carlos Williams and the references are to his poems This…

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