Next to the sunflowers
on the nun's desk,
memento mori skull.


Distressed leaves

of a sinister tree:
seven crows in a field.


Full moon shines
through the porch door
onto the midnight coffee-cup.


The million wrinkles,
depressions, crags, and creases, 
of Wystan Auden's face.


Rough-trousered, shag-bearded,
beer-booted, sausage-breathed:
regulars at the Old Dutch Treat.




Poetry by Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2017-08-01 at 09:12

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Wonderful observant imagery.

jim The PoetBay support member heart!
Good images in both poems, and an economical use of descriptors.