Celebrating National Poetry Month 2013!

Drying-trousers-and-shirts LAUNDRY DAY

We sat at the picnic table across the road

for lunch–
partridge berry jam with buttery scones
tea hot with a bit of milk
bakeapple pies with melt-in-your mouth pastry.

Over there at the white sided house
with the green roof,
five pairs of denim jeans
dark and lean
blew in the wind
on a sunny spring day in Newfoundland.

Off in the distance, snowy patch of white
on Gros Morne,
tomorrow we will climb the mountain.

— Patricia A. McGoldrick, Kitchener ON