Thursday, October 15, 2009

Just another night

Just another night  (c) A.S.
(as observed at Molly Malone's, Wellington late one night …)

She’s a faded red head
Sitting at the bar
Perched up on a bar stool
Where the boys are
Sometimes, she smiles all night
Other times she’s sad
Hitched up on that bar stool
Looking for a lad
And when the lights
Are all switched off
And it’s time to go
You can see her in the streets light
Unsteady - still no beau
But
She’ll be back tomorrow night
Propped up at the bar
Hair still faded, heart more jaded
Still searching for
Shangri la.





13 comments:

Owen said...

Hey there... is A.S. copyright as in : Amanda Somethingorother ???

Have you been reading a bit of Bukowski perchance ???

Or just off tippling quietly at the bar and observing your neighbors ? Beautiful mood here Amanda... now is this the gal you photographed there not so long ago who was lying on the bench ???

Cheers ! It's all downhill from here to the weekend...

louciao said...

I'm know this is based on personal observation rather than personal experience,Saj. Besides which, I believe you're a blonde?

It's got a good rhythm--I could dance to it... once I get down from my bar stool.

Hold on a sec--our pal Owen has referred to himself as a faded red head. You don't think...??

Steve said...

That's somebody's whole life right there in 19 lines... That's poetry.

The villager: said...

We're all searching for that Shangri La, Sag !

VioletSky said...

a bar stool propping up a poet...

Owen said...

Lynne, perish the thought, I am not a "red head"... pure strawberry blonde...

Friko said...

how melancholy this poem is.
I am glad I've left the age of bar stools, but I'd love to be able to write a poem like this about a night like this.

Old Cheeser said...

Great poem - yet another classic from Amanda, I take it??

And by the way, my students finally got to write those essays based on your "For Clare" poem (amongst other ones)and I have marked them! I will do a round up of the most insightful bits of analysis and send 'em to you! I'm sure you'd be interested to see your very own poem being critically deconstructed!!

OC x

The Sagittarian said...

Owen - dang, you're quick...yes, Amanda Somethingorother it is! As for the poem, it was an observation made during a fantastic night out. I forget what went on the rest of the night...
Louciao - yep, blonde - guilty as charged. As for Owen..not unless he is a she...
Steve - thanks, buddy!
Villager - thats true, some people even find it!
Violet - indeed, I bet that hasn't happened before (haha).
Owen - so you say....
Friko - thank you, considering how beautifully you do write, that is a compliment and a half! :-)
Simon - Oh, yes another one of mine, and as for the "For Clare" poem -I'd love some feedback from your students...have been waiting for it very patiently!

Owen said...

Ok, did Saj run off to meet Louciao for a weekend in Seattle ??? You've both been so quiet I can't help thinking there is some skulduggery going on somewhere...
;-D

A Write Blog said...

I like that. Easy on the ear and conveys the picture perfectly.

Té la mà Maria - Reus said...

very good blog, congratulations
regard from Reus Catalonia
thank you

The Sagittarian said...

Owen - sorry, have been away again...makes me lazy!

AWB - thank you!

Reus - thank you, and thanks for visiting!