Saturday, October 25, 2008

Reading, Remember Your Greatest Loss

Today is Saturday, 25 October 2008.

Yesterday's dawn my husband set to sea to set

Upon your table
(his only crime)
Fish
That our family table might be set.

A rogue wave his ship drove down.

Sandl'd
I stood today on the beach,
Look'd east,
And that wave,
Concluding as his life,
His message Atlantic voyaged 600 miles,
Four inches high,
Kiss'd my feet.

6 Comments:

Anonymous garrison kiellor said...

You do love mournful oatmeal.

8:46 AM  
Blogger HH said...

For years, I've lacked the time to listen to "A Prarie Home Companion". As I take it that "mournful oatmeal" is a running gag, I'd be in your debt if you would explain it for me.

Thank you.

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Mournful oatmeal" is something that is presumably good for you but is boring.

9:11 AM  
Anonymous inhabitant of lake wobegon said...

My guess is that garrison kiellor was simply remarking about HH's mournful nature. Anyway, I don't think mournful oatmeal ("Calvinism in a box") is necessarily boring--stern, of course, and serious:
"Nature's way of reminding you that you are only passing through." HH would probably relate to that.

What HH needs is some Be-Bop-A-Re-Bop Rhubarb Pie and to listen to the real Garrison Keillor and Prairie Home Companion. I highly recommend it.

12:38 PM  
Anonymous NET said...

Yes, HH you should take the time to listen to "A Prairie Home Companion." It is light-hearted and seldom gloomy. Try KOSU Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. Anyone can listen with their ears while their hands are doing other worthwhile activities.

I'll take my rhubarb pie with vanilla ice cream. And throw in a bag of Powermilk biscuits.

2:17 PM  
Anonymous I Ernie said...

"Always Look on the Bright Side of Life"

Eric Idle
Life of Brian

S'il vous plait

3:20 AM  

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