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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Week(s) (02/10/11)

TITLE: the holy day of monday
By Jim McWhinnie
02/16/11


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the holy day of monday

Monday,
the day of making all things fresh,
the day of making old things new,
when the dirty clothes of yesterday,
were cleansed in motherís love,
the clothes were then hung to dry
on long strung lines of weathered cord,
there to while away the daylight hours,
to play with the breeze,
to warm in the sun,
to catch the fragrance of summertime,
to tell the story to the neighbors of the worn out cloth
of papaís shirts and mamaís skirts,
and the patched again knees of growing boys.
Yes, Monday was a holy day for us back then,
when godliness came as cleanliness, well-scrubbed
the day when life began reborn,
washed and dried,
starched and ironed,
folded and placed in well-ordered drawers
there to be worn each day when it came their turn
in the inevitable unfolding of the week to be,
so that it might be laundered all over again,
when another Monday came.


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Henry Clemmons02/17/11
Nice voice; calm, stately, focused. You made me listen. Well done.
Lollie Hofer 02/18/11
I liked how this flowed. I read it a second time outloud which made it even more fun. Good humor too. I do remember Grandma and how every Monday was her "warsh day".
Anita van der Elst02/18/11
Who knew laundry could be so lyrical? I liked it.
Yvonne Blake 02/19/11
hmmmm... interesting perspective! (I do laundry on Mondays, and I'll think of this when I do.)
Glynis Becker 02/20/11
Great imagery and nice flow to the words. It's a clever take on the topic and a very enjoyable read.
Sydney Avey02/20/11
I like the common everydayness of this metaphor for life. This poem has a nice rhythm -- confession and absolution, the folding of the weekly laundry, the unfolding of the week, the need to repeat the task to keep things clean. Nice!
Benjamin Graber02/20/11
I like this! It has a very homey feel.
Margaret Kearley 02/21/11
Great rhythm to this and a real 'memory-stirrer'. Could almost smell the steamy boiling copper and hear the creak of the mangle! Lovely writing.
Rachel Phelps02/21/11
Your voice was soothing and stately - well done! Great creativity for this topic!
Charla Diehl 02/23/11
I love these old-fashioned pieces. Yours was as soothing as comfort food on a winter's day. Yeah, I liked it!
Bonnie Bowden 02/23/11
This piece brought me back to my childhood. I don't think anything smells better than line-dried laundry.
Henry Clemmons02/24/11
Well done, Jim. You're on a streak. I liked your entry from the start. Very glad to see your EC. Is well deserved.
Loren T. Lowery02/25/11
Your voice is so soothing here. It was like sheets billowing in a soft summer wind.
Great job, Jim and congratulations once again.