Martin Swords

Rookie (9th December Nineteen Fifty / Tiglin, Wicklow, Ireland)

A Bowl of Rice Always


A fractured home
A distanced heartache

A chopstick, an empty cup
A windchime in a garden

A bowl of rice
Always the small things





Martin Swords
May 2009

Submitted: Friday, May 22, 2009

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  • Rookie - 299 Points Adeline Foster (9/20/2009 1:31:00 PM)

    Lovely! What this said to me was that the imbibing was done and the meal would follow
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sonya Florentino (9/6/2009 10:11:00 PM)

    the pea...underneath the mattresses...? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 302 Points Indira Renganathan (8/15/2009 9:26:00 AM)

    The two lines first and the two last speak a lot...heart stirring...thank you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Siglinde Good (7/21/2009 3:57:00 AM)

    Such a lonely ambiance. Perfectly stitched togther. Short and straight. Very good (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 376 Points Marie Shine (7/20/2009 6:29:00 AM)

    Your beautiful simple words evoked such great sadness as I read this poetic 'gem' Martin and through their simplicity they screamed loudly from the page, such is their effectiveness.
    THANK YOU for sharing this lovely poem which will cause me to reflect on it as I get on with my day.
    A 10 from me. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (5/31/2009 8:52:00 AM)

    I felt a sense of melancholy when I saw these words and items left on a white page. They spoke volumes that many often complicated words cannot emulate. 10 Karin Anderson (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Jasmin Whyte (5/26/2009 12:02:00 PM)

    insightful words, getting straight to the core. It's the small things that say it all (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 12 Points Fay Slimm (5/23/2009 1:04:00 AM)

    Always and seemingly ever the small things in any time or aid are given to such as you highlight here Martin - - what shame on us all... (Report) Reply

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