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So Often
David M. Tookey


Rain falls
Wet, gray

Quiet now
Son and daughter
With friends

The house rests
Gratitude fills me
So many blessings

I want nothing
I make soup
So often

No recipe
Sometimes, no
© by David M. Tookey.
Used here with the author's permission.



David M. Tookey is a retired elementary school teacher who lives in Washington state. He's grateful for time spent with family and enjoys reading, writing, baking, walking, hiking, and cycling.  David believes the most reliable way to find inspiration for poems is to always
pay attention to things, especially the little things.


Post New Comment:
Lori Levy:
Like the cozy, quiet atmosphere this poem creates.
Posted 11/20/2018 05:11 PM
michael escoubas:
Wonderful poem, David, especially for those of us who appreciate economy of words but big ideas! Thank you.
Posted 11/20/2018 04:28 PM
Elegant and wise in its simplicity and understatement.
Posted 11/20/2018 12:40 PM
Jean Colonomos-1:
Thanks for this calming poem.
Posted 11/20/2018 10:20 AM

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