Friday, January 30, 2009

Poetry Friday -- Harold Pinter

I discovered Harold Pinter this month. Unfortunately, I only discovered him because he died. He passed away on Christmas Eve. He was a playwright, a screenwriter, actor, director, author, poet, and political activist, and he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005. If it had anything to do with words, it seems Harold Pinter did it. So far, I’ve only read his poetry, but I’m looking forward to reading his other work. Here’s one of my favorites.

After Lunch

And after noon the well-dressed creatures come
To sniff among the dead
And have their lunch

And all the many well-dressed creatures pluck
The swollen avocados from the dust
And stir the minestrone with stray bones

And after lunch
They loll and lounge about
Decanting claret in convenient skulls

Harold Pinter September 2002

Today's poetry Round-up is being hosted by
Adventures in Daily Living

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Greetings from your Sisters at Kindling Words!
We miss you and Kathy. We're here learning and doing and eating more than we should be (eating that is . . .)

Wish you were here!