AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Stacey Chillemi, iBetty Jo Tucker, iLinda LeBlanc, iJohn MacEachern, iSuzanne Tabor, iGerald Grantham, iTom Kitt, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

James G Harvey

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Poetry
· 19 Titles
· 12 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Dec, 2010

James G Harvey, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
The Hidden Scroll
by Avraham Anouchi

The HIDDEN ROLL is an archaeological and historical novel spanning from 1930 to 2015 on a professor impassioned by his search for ancient parchments and artifacts from th..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
Big Ninny's Home, The confrontation
by Antoine Raphael

This book is a dramatization of "The Haitian Drama". It discribes the anatomy of a love affair between two people motivated by different philosophies of life.There is als..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  distant drama and mended wounds
  2.  Hands On Arms Around
  3.  Ruby Red
  4.  Words Will Never Express How Lucky I am to
  5.  Love is Like a Flower
  6.  A Little Drop of Rain
  7.  Withdrawn...
  8.  A Poem In MInd
  9.  fettered footprints
  10.  G R A S S
  11.  You Donít Know Me
  12.  Blood Of A Slave, Heart Of A King
  13.  In Sleep
  14.  The Liar
  15.  A Transition To Metempsychosis
  16.  A Noble Lady
  17.  Faith, Courage, Wisdom, Strength, and Hope
  18.  Line Of Art
  19.  A Husband, A Father & Friend
  20.  It's Simple





Utensils when what you really want is gold
by James G Harvey

Saturday, January 15, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by James G Harvey
•  Not Close
•  A poem condemned to die as a condition of its creation
•  A Ballad of tiny avarice and huge deception
•  Bill Gates has poetry in his soul
•  Textual harassment
           >> View all 19

I found a knife in a kitchen drawer the other day. It was one that my mother used to feed the family. It made me think of her, and think of what food means.

In every humble home, in kitchen, cupboard, drawer you'll find,

A worn down knife, a rusty whisk or "Pyrex" lemon squeezer,

Handed down some unseen family line to,

First, home-leaving daughter by ancient bird or geezer,


A bowl, maybe, that's passed through hands you've never known,

And those same hands have held you tight,

Mother, or grandmother, great or great-great,

That grated, chopped and mashed, and fried and boiled,


Your food, a solid love, to keep you fed,

And now they're dead.

But with you still,

Not ostentatious like an heirloom long-case clock,


Nor obvious like a watch or ring or,

Hackneyed like a silver spoon,

No paintings in your face, in gilded frames,

Just things, utensils not diamond rings,


Lying there, waiting for the time,

You'll think "I've one of those, somewhere" and hunt through drawers,

to find, that thing she bought in 1927 for her Christmas,

to use that day and never once again.

 

Jim Harvey's Poetry

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by John Davis 1/26/2011
Great theme!

"That thing... and never once again." You just created a kind of "Gift of the Magi" in my head... a side-story in those two lines... for the reader to get lost in.

That was a neat trick and a good way to end a poem.
Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.