Tuesday’s dizzy quick-unpick,
first fix Monday’s foibles;
fill the calendar,
don’t forget to order dinner!
(And get that darling Dior dress!)

Before it’s Wednesday;
Friday looms and all the stitches
that stay my strictly bound ways
start to slip and I wonder what
is puzzling me:
I’m trying to find a needle
in the hectic haystack of my mind.

The weary, early light of Sunday’s timid rays
catch the sheen of a tarnished, tumbled thimbleful of hope;
I softly place my spectacles on the ledge
and bring my teacup to the garden,
drinking in forgiving green.

©Cindy Taylor 2008

“The World is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste to our powers;
Little we see in nature that is ours”
William Wordsworth


13 Comments Add yours

  1. Cin
    I always hesitate to comment on poetry. I don’t really undertand it very well, but I like this piece very much. I found a rhythm in it, reading it, that at first glance I would have missed.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed it Rik. (Shouldn’t you be sleeping?)

  2. leigh says:

    Enjoy the silence 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      For a little while; the builders arrive at 9 …

  3. adeeyoyo says:

    I think this is one of your best (or at least of the ones I’ve read)! I love: a needle in the hectic haystack of my mind. Great! Wow! *bows and scrapes in awe*

    1. theonlycin says:

      *humble* Thanks!

  4. Macavity says:

    Finally made it over to your new blog.

    Beautiful poem, so many emotions.

    Hope all well

    1. theonlycin says:

      Oh yay, such a treat to see you here, thanks for the visit.

  5. slpmartin says:

    Rather liked the line about “…to find a needle in the hectic haystack of my mind”…quite an enjoyable poem.

    1. theonlycin says:

      It was a quick write slpmartin, and I was pleased to rediscover it in my archives.

  6. nrhatch says:


    Sums up exactly how I’m feeling today ~ less angry and more hopeful . . . but the puzzle of life has lost its cohesiveness.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I hope it’s been a better day than yesterday.

      1. nrhatch says:

        It’s getting better all the time . . . thanks!

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