Advice to a Housewife


Looking for a handkerchief in a muddle of a drawer,
stumble over faded letters from a long lost love.
Never tidy drawers that might contain such treasure.
Never turn out old pockets for the river of your story.
Leave memories undisturbed to gather dust
for it’s better to forget than to regret.

Another wordle from Aprompteachday



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10 Responses to Advice to a Housewife

  1. Jennifer G. Knoblock says:

    “the river of your story” was my favorite line, too. 🙂

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  2. Oh yes, such well stated sentiments, Viv. Nicely wordled!

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  3. Mandy Moore says:

    the last line….. Oh gosh I loved it. Now Viv I have been gone from blogging for a well over a year I thought you retired your blog, am I wrong? I didn’t do the prompt for today just wanted to get some reading in, loved this!


  4. Oh, this is good. Somehow, I imagined lavender sachets in that drawer, too! Nostalgic and wise.

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  5. Candy says:

    Oh how true this can be. Good use of the word list.

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  6. sumyanna says:

    But who knows where those stories may lead! Nice poem!

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  7. Vinay Leo R. says:

    Ah. But I wonder if it holds even if there’s a chance to relive one of those memories? 🙂 Interesting piece, Viv.

    Leo @ I Rhyme Without Reason

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  8. That’s a sad one.

    I like ‘the river of your story’.

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