The banister begs for biddable bodies.
The pantry pleads for plentiful provisions.
The cooker cries out for creative cuisine.
The sink sighs at the sight of slimy scum.
The toilet tells tawdry tales.
The floor fanaticises for fairy-like feet.
The doors detest driving draughts.
The carpet cringes counting cakey crumbs.
The windows watch wistfully the whaling winter weather.
About this poem
This poem was reproduced on a postcard for National Poetry Day 2010. Eight poetry postcards are published each year by the Scottish Poetry Library to celebrate National Poetry Day and are distributed throughout Scotland to schools, libraries and other venues. The theme for 2010 was home. You can find out more about National Poetry Day in our National Poetry Day pages, where you’ll also find resources to go with the poems.