Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Flowers for Mother Hubbard

Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard,
To fetch her poor dog a bone.
But when she got there,
The cupboard was bare,
And so the poor dog had none.


Cupboards are hinting at getting bare. Folks are nervous, especially with the media loop-tape of “Be afraid… be very afraid,” that plays endlessly.

The back wall of our pantry has been painted for just such times as these: images and poetry. When the bread is low, we still have the roses; and especially in those times, we need the flower and song.


Sandi said...

Ah, El Poquito, you nourish my soul. Who needs bread?

Stella Magdalen said...

That is an F-ing great idea. My pantry need painting really badly. However thanks to "food bank" it's still pretty full. It's weird being a food bank regular now.

el poquito said...

Paint away! Paint away!

"Our lives shall not be sweated from birth until life closes;
Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses!"
-lyrics from song Bread and Roses - 1910