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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Monday, December 5, 2011

All the Lonely People

Lunch, George Tooker, 1964, Columbus Museum of Art
Lunch hour again
The people eat so much food
and they leave hungry

submitted for Magpie Tales 94

23 comments:

Helen said...

The title of your Magpie has me humming 'Eleanor Rigby.' Nice writing.

kitty said...

interesting.

Brian Miller said...

and they still leave hungry...yep....crowded loneliness

izzy said...

Yes sometimes we eat so fast it doesn't really
register! nice.

Mary said...

So many lonely people in this world indeed. They are sometimes most visible at the holidays. Sad.

Mynx said...

Another thoughtful post. Love the pic. Thankyou

Christine said...

food for thought forsure

Tumblewords: said...

How true!

WyomingDiva said...

So many things that should nourish and revive us don't, do they?

Anonymous said...

Dear Lolamouse: "Ah-ha" moment of realization! Wonderful haiku! Strikes to the core! Chiccoreal

Nicholas V. said...

Well-encapsulated sentiment in those three lines, perfect for this Magpie!
Did I say I like it very much?

Lyn said...

That is really scary..and unfortunately, true..well done!

Old Raven said...

Lolamouse ... I am so glad that you have joined Real Toads. Welcome! This poetry prompt is the first that I have ever seen where every poem written hits the nail on the head. Just as yours does. You captivate the essence of the painting.

darev2005 said...

Great. Now I have the Beatles stuck in my head. Meanie!

Alex Dissing said...

This is a gem! The Haiku form is difficult to maintain focus throughout, but you nailed this one. Well done, and I will look forward to seeing more of your "food for thought."

Alex
http://alexdissing.blogspot.com/

Pearl said...

Wow. Ain't that the truth...

Pearl

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

those 13 words have conveyed a very good statement!.. love it!..

JJRod'z

Rachel Hoyt said...

So sad, yet so true...

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! I love this. The poem is perfect for the image.
Now I'm going to be singing the song to myself for the rest of my day. Eleanor Rigby...

Berowne said...

The Beatles had a phrase for just about everything, Ned's Pa?

Mary Ann Potter said...

I love simple ideas expressed so profoundly. And yes, I'm singing along with "Eleanor Rigby" as well!

Isabel Doyle said...

deeeeeeep!

susan m hinckley said...

Such a spot-on portrayal of this image in words. Well done!