Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Poem of the Week - People in Glass Houses (13 September, 2011)

Today's Poem of the Week can be found on the blog Wordcoaster by the poet known by the same name.  I can find no more details about the poet, but the poem and blog are well worth checking out.



People in Glass Houses

People in glass houses
shouldn’t change clothes
shouldn’t shower
shouldn’t expose
themselves.
People in glass houses
shouldn’t sing opera
shouldn’t tap dance
shouldn’t rough
house.
People in glass houses
shouldn’t throw stones
shouldn’t throw chairs
shouldn’t throw bowling
balls
down
the
stairs.
People in glass houses
should move.

Interesting poem, don't you think?  Interesting philosophy as well!

Thanks, Wordcoaster, for being part of our community.

For Poets United by Mary Kling who writes as often as she can in her blog In the Corner of My Eye.

13 comments:

  1. Man this poem had me cracking up ... I love it!

    And the totally awesome ending:

    People in glass houses
    should move.

    Agreed!

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  2. Oh this is SO enjoyable. I could envision all of the things listed - very amusing. They also shouldnt vacuum the house nude. Hee hee.

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  3. Beautiful poem! It made me want to write about glass houses too. :-*

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  4. Wordcoaster this was fabulous and a treat to read. I am so very tempted to use it as this weeks Thursday Think Tank.

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  5. " ... bowling
    balls
    down
    the
    stairs "

    Who'd a thunk? Very clever.

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  6. Well done, fun, having a go, and saying something, all at the same time. Good work!

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  7. Clever, I really enjoyed this one~

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  8. Really like this one. Very witty. :)

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  9. Thanks so much for all the kind comments! Robert--that would be a wonderful think tank :)

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  10. i LOVE this! imaginative and fun and a fabulous ending!

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  11. Wordcoaster, you have the perfect blogger name. You managed to capture a perfect moment... "shouldn't roll
    bowling
    balls
    down
    the
    stairs."
    Unexpectedly and very clever. I'm not going to TRY to top that! Amy

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