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These Are the Knives

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These Are the Knives

Some lay in the drawer still
collected since childhood
renowned at the table
our memories our irons.

The two pronged fork
with the yellow bone handle
articulated little arm
for catching the grill.

And these are the spoons
and all the bright silvers
that clanked in the day
from breakfast to tea.

These wedding gifts
still shining and worn.


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  1. Date: 3/16/2014 12:59:00 PM
    Hi Mike :) It was nice to see your poem featured in the poetry soups, home page this past week. Enjoy the coming week. Always & Forever *LINDA

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 3/21/2014 10:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    good to see you Linda....thanks and cheers...mike
  1. Date: 3/14/2014 2:21:00 PM
    I Like This Mike; Like Passing Through Love's Yesteryear Corridors Where, Something Warm As A Beautiful Smile Awaits.... Congratulations, Upon Being Featured With This Memories Moment At, Her Loving's PoetrySoup ~ Love John

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 3/21/2014 10:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks John...mike
  1. Date: 3/14/2014 10:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem! May all the small moments be cherished as memories :) well done

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 3/21/2014 10:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Jasmine Murphy...wot a good Irish name!...mike
  1. Date: 3/11/2014 10:11:00 AM
    Mike, CONGRATULATIONS, on having your poem featured on the soup's home page. I'm always enjoying The Soups top picks of the week. Take Care ~SKAT~

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 3/21/2014 10:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks SKAT A....mike
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 8:27:00 PM
    The little things held in our memories still become the sacred things.. Well done Mike!

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 3/21/2014 10:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks for little things Dave...mike
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 7:38:00 PM
    Love this. Sometimes images and objects can speak volumes. Bravo!

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 3/21/2014 10:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Rosann.....mike
  1. Date: 9/26/2012 1:57:00 PM
    when inanimate objects become as part of the family with our memories so happily laced, sounds thoughts and blurs entwine, to gather so many smiles... this is a truly beautiful write, which i (adore) as i have personal affections to some cutlery from my youth which i now treasure...its never the diamonds which give reflection, stainless steel and silverware, seem far more valuable

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 4/17/2013 5:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Not been around for a while....thanks Karen and I agree...cheers ...Mike
  1. Date: 6/25/2012 6:53:00 PM
    Reminiscent of Billy Collins' work. You invest the silverware with a life of its own. We are privileged to be at this scene, invited onlookers at a private ceremony. Very well done, Mike. Cheers, Keith

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 7/5/2012 12:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Keith ...styled loosely around one of my favourites of D.T......Knit The Needles And The Knives...and now (as usual and without complaint) I learn that I should read Billy Collins...my dear poet my friend...I have lead a very sheltered life. God bless...Mike