Friday, February 21, 2014

Setting Up House

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Setting Up House
©2014 Susan Noyes Anderson

It was early days, year one.
Two dreamers at the
gate of wedded bliss.

We found a space that suited.
Used brick. Wood floors. Old,
to give us history.

Weekends we combed farm towns,
haggled with owners over
breakfronts and buffets.

Antiquity beguiled us.
We refinished, polished,
gloried in the sheen.

Secured green plants: fern daughters,
ivy sons. And pussy willows,
naming them like pets.

Our life was magic. Magic.
Oh the innocence,
those days we wandered free.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Classic Walking


CLASSIC WALKING
©Susan Noyes Anderson

My body is electric when
I'm walking to Vivaldi;
I shed years and pounds in minutes
moving to Rossini's beat.
Every step inspires new feeling;
I am on my way to healing,
floating on a starry ceiling
when Ludwig directs my feet.

I go marching with Franz Schubert;
Haydn is my soul's delight.
With Tchaikovsky I'm in heaven;
I could stroll with him all night.
When I trip the light fantastic
with Wolfgang, it's orgiastic.
Walks with Bach are more scholastic,
for the subtle appetite.

I'm a mover and a shaker,
overcome with joie de vivre.
Gliding up the steps with Brahms
is sheer, symphonic ecstasy.
What an unexpected treasure!
I could not begin to measure
the unmitigated pleasure
classic walking brings to me.

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