I’m linking up with The Girl Next Door for Feel Good Friday.
Just thought I’d post a poem I found years ago in an old poetry book at the library. The book is called “It’s a Woman’s World: A Century of Women’s Voices in Poetry”, edited by Neil Philip. I’m not normally a big poetry fan, but I really liked this one. Hope you enjoy it too! And have a happy Friday!
Inside the incurious womb.
Random soliloquies of babies
Tickled by everything.
Of small girls. Mother prophesies
You’ll be crying in a minute
Adolescents wearing giggles
Like chain-mail, against embarassment,
Giggles formal in shape as
Butterpats, or dropped stitches.
Young women anxious to please,
Laughing eagerly before the punchline
(Being too naive to know which it is).
Wives gleaming sleekly in public at
Husbandly jokes, masking
All trace of old acquaintance.
Mums obliging with rhetorical
Guffaws at the children’s riddles
That bored their parents.
Old women, unmanned, free
Of children, embarassment, desire to please,
Hooting grossly, without explanation.
P.S. I hope I’m not breaking any copyright laws by posting this poem.