Friday, September 16, 2016

Poetry Friday: An Original One This Week


This week's poem comes to you courtesy of an actual Facebook exchange with a friend this week. 
Happy Poetry Friday! 


Hospitality
by Karen Edmisten  

My friend said she had 
"hospital dinner guests" coming over. 
I pictured invalids on gurneys
being wheeled up to her dining room table.
This is not what she meant at all.

She, a doctor's wife, meant 
that another physician, one who was 
planning to move soon 
to our area, was coming for dinner while 
in town on a house-hunting mission. 

Still, I like to picture the gurneys 
around my friend's table. 
I hear her broad and joyful laugh, 
as she chops, stirs, and shares a meal with any, 
with all, who would be wheeled.  

~~~~~

The Poetry Friday roundup is at Today's Little Ditty

10 comments:

Sonja said...

"with any, with all who would be wheeled" - smiling here,thanks!

Doraine Bennett said...

Oh, yes. Your first impression is definitely the best!

Monica said...

:)

jama said...

Charming! Everything is open to interpretation. :)

Tabatha said...

Maybe your misunderstanding was actually a deeper understanding :-)

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

We all can benefit from a broad and joyful laugh, with or without the wheels. :)

kortney garrison said...

Her broad laugh--yes!

Karen Edmisten said...

Thanks, all, for entering into first impressions, new interpretations, misunderstandings, deeper understandings, and broad and joyful laughs with me. :)

Brenda Harsham said...

One of my friends likes to jokes that he's having dinner with Cow Orkers (Co-Workers). Maybe he would even spell it Orc-ers as a nod to Tolkien.

Karen Edmisten said...

Brenda, you could call the dinner party nod to Tolkien Hobbitality. :)