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Donna Hilbert


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I believe in the Tuesdays
and Wednesdays of life,
the tuna sandwich lunches
and TV after dinner.
I believe in coffee with hot milk
and peanut butter toast,
Rose wine in summer
and Burgundy in winter.

I am not in love with holidays,
birthdays—nothing special—
and weekends are just days
numbered six and seven,
though my love
dozing over TV golf
while I work the Sunday puzzle
might be all I need of life
and all I ask of heaven.


From The Green Season (2nd edition, World Parade Books, 2012).
Used with the author’s permission.

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Donna Hilbert writes and teaches private workshops. Featured in the documentary, "Grief Becomes Me: A Love Story," she has seen her poems published in both French and Italian, and her book, The Green Season (World Parade Books), a collection of poems, stories and essays, will appear in a second edition in early 2012. Donna lives on the Long Beach, California peninsula where the creatures and scenery make her grateful on a daily basis. Learn more at www.donnahilbert.com.


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erinsnana:
I LOVE this poem!
Posted 10/07/2012 12:03 PM
rcstewart3:
That is a true, "ahhhh..." poem!
Posted 04/23/2012 06:42 PM
Joe Sottile:
Excellent poem, and wondeful bio! Bravo!
Posted 04/22/2012 02:30 PM
marenomitchell:
What a love poem!
Posted 04/22/2012 12:37 PM
dorisd:
What a *wonderful* poem! i love it!
Posted 04/22/2012 09:23 AM
KevinArnold:
Interesting that Donna's bio ends on the same note as the poem, that of the Psalmist (poet) 66(8): "Bless our God, O peoples, give Him grateful thanks and make the voice of His praise be heard."
Posted 04/22/2012 08:49 AM
Buckner14:
It's lovely to see a poem praising ghe ordinary--and I love the last lines and their echo.
Posted 04/22/2012 08:28 AM
dotief@comcast.net:
Wonderful!
Posted 04/22/2012 07:43 AM


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