“Sunday” by Shirley Ballard

there’s a soft silence…

on a Sunday afternoon

not counting the TV sounds

of sports and commercials…

it’s a day to do what

you want…like, nothing…

because the Sunday silence

will wrap you

like a warm blanket

Shirley Ballard (86 yrs.)

(Miss Calif. 1944)


© 2011



  1. lkthayer · April 4, 2011

    You are a warm blanket Shirley…I love you.

  2. nicolerigets · April 4, 2011

    Beautiful Truth Shirley… xo

  3. Alexis Rhone Fancher · April 4, 2011

    I always look forward to your poems on the Juice Bar, Shirley! Always a treat to read your words.

  4. Lordy · April 4, 2011

    Real charm……..Love this one so much!!

  5. Roz Levine · April 5, 2011

    You described a lazy Sunday so well. So glad to see your work on the Juice Bar.

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