Thursday, 8 May 2008

Bored Meeting

Closed picture windows stale the air,
coffee is drunk but doesn’t keep awake.
Bored fingers crumb biscuits,
leaf through unread notes.

Absent minds wander.

Outside, birds discover spring,
the river dances,
a young woman passes by,

blonde hair flying free.

15 comments:

Leatherdykeuk said...

Beautiful :)

Scot said...

thought the same thing while stuck

Rethabile said...

Most meetings are the same, aren't they? You capture the moment nicely.

sarala said...

I can almost see one of the boring meetings I've had to sit through. Very well done.

lissa said...

i agree. it captures the feeling of being stuck somewhere and all the gorgeousness happening around you, happening elsewhere. it's kind of how i feel now, stuck in my cubicle.

Bill said...

Hope nobody asks you a question. (I'm retired now; did you have to remind me?)

polona said...

oh, i hate boring meetings (is there any other kind?) and can relate...
wonderful contrast.

Rethabile said...

I'm a bit slow on the uptake. I just got the "bored" part of it. Clever.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Meetings, Bloody Meetings!

(John Cleese)

FARfetched said...

You captured the essence of it!

Where I work, people bring their laptops to meetings. To get something useful done, surely.

Selma said...

Thank God for your poetry. Every word has cheered me up. I had a bad day today. (((Hugs)))

Crafty Green Poet said...

leatherdyke - thanks
scot, rethabile, sarala, lissa, polona - I think a lot of people can relate...
bill - no-one did ask me a question in that meeting, though on the day I posted the poem I was at another meeting, an interesting one and I was asked lots lf questions...
rabbits guys - we just watched a Monty Python film last night so timely quote there...
Farfetched - I've seen laptops at meetings too!
Selma - nice that my poetry cheers you up, sorry you've had a bad day

Geraldine said...

This was great! Very visual and light. Well done.

www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

Janice Thomson said...

Love the idea instead of being in a 'bored meeting' you could be dancing with the river with your hair blowing in the wind. This was a moment beautifully captured Juliet.

Aareet Krsna said...

heh that's one true pun.