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Airing One's Laundry
by Vivian L Dawson
Thursday, November 03, 2011
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~Yet to Dry~

Beyond a blue view
rung out laundry to air
on a clothesline of sky
with a bit of wind nearby

Washed away the dirt of
worries and hung out to dry
for all to size up when
we wear them clean again

Being ever so careful not to
let your clothes carry you away
like a line of string in a big
gush  of ominous gray wind
appearing as someone who
you are not of a neighboring
green clothesline

(c) Airing One's Laundry
Vivian L Dawson


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Reviewed by Rory Dall (Reader)
The weekly laundry as an allegory for life, you like your metaphors Vivian. We know we must not air our dirty washing in public; does that mean we should air our clean washing............? And why green clothesline?
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
Reminds me of a recent trip to Mazatlan. Patrick
Reviewed by Janna Hill
"Being ever so careful not to let your clothes carry you away".
Love it.
Reviewed by Joy Hale
Laundry lines on tall buildings? No. A most interesting poem with many hidden meanings for one to search out. Very good work; I enjoyed this multi faceted offering.

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by D. Vegas
Vivian, We've all done it at least once---Well done.

Reviewed by Christine Tsen
Wonderful layering of meaning here, and artistic style ~
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Much Food For Thought Here, Vivian.
Reviewed by John Flanagan
Always love to see laundry in a back
garden but never on buildings as we have to
have here in S'pore since most of us live
vertically; enjoyed your metaphor here,
Vivian, it's strong and interesting.

Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE
a sensational scaling to a fine-formed summit...

"someone who you are not"... wonderful negation reminding us of Polonius's admonition, "To thine own self be true." Charming, indeed, Vivian.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Do u also do windows...I may have a job for you...e
Reviewed by Felix Perry
This brings to mind that old saying but alas it also reminds me of my mothers clothes always being on the line, no dryers back then just a rope tied around two pulleys.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
Blue skies, clean heart :) (My Mom has a cabin in the northwoods, Maytag ringer washer and out to dry on the line, it is so theraputic and refreshing to do the laundry up there)
Reviewed by Andy Turner
Well done. Though I hate driving through London and seeing clothes on thousands of lines.
Reviewed by Laura Fall
Truly a unique and clever write well done as always great poetry Laura
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