Deborah Ager

(1971)

Summer Nights - Poem by Deborah Ager

The factory siren tells workers time to go home
tells them the evening has begun.
When living with the tall man

whom I didn't love, I would wander
the streets, dreaming of Italy.
Trekking the handful of avenues

with him, he would say look there
between pink cobblestones,
there's manure like mortar.

The sweet smell of it Wednesday nights,
the night before auction,
when the misery of cows greets me

heading home through town.
Lake quiets, tired of my lies.
When will I tell truths again?

The siren. My love is home.
Nights, we stay in and X the days.

Topic(s) of this poem: summer


Comments about Summer Nights by Deborah Ager

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage Jayatissa K. Liyanage (6/23/2016 11:38:00 PM)

    Upon intriguing and hair rising waves of commitments, convictions, contradictions, life boat rows ashore, with the might of inherent fibers and divine powers. You should succeed. Excellent write. Congrats on the honor you've earned.X (Report) Reply

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  • Woru Sulyman Woru Sulyman (6/23/2016 11:11:00 PM)

    a simply writing poem with a peculiar sense of contradiction (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra Subhas Chandra Chakra (6/23/2016 7:43:00 PM)

    The sweet smell of it Wednesday nights,
    the night before auction,
    when the misery of cows greets me

    heading home through town.
    Lake quiets, tired of my lies.
    When will I tell truths again?
    A poem well describing compromise while being torn between two important things, emotion and bonds
    Great work.10++ for it.
    Thanks for sharing this poem.
    Subhas (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (6/23/2016 12:56:00 PM)

    Intriguing twists and turns, presenting something peaceful to the reader with one hand while taking it back with the other. Wednesday night auctions- -sounds so innocent- -until the miserable mooing of the cows.... they're being sold to the slaughter house. Contradictions and puzzling clues- -great write! (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (6/23/2016 10:36:00 AM)

    Great poem depicting conflicting emotions. We humans dream and desire best but understand the limitations and value of compromise. (Report) Reply

  • Soul Watcher Soul Watcher (6/23/2016 9:51:00 AM)

    I liked read poems by this poet Thanks for posting (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (6/23/2016 9:49:00 AM)

    After a days duty returning home is always happy. So beautifully narrated in the poem. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (6/23/2016 4:06:00 AM)

    Heading towards home after work. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 30, 2015



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