Elly McDonald

Writer

Nursery Rhyme (1985)

Leave a comment

:Repetition:

in the kitchen, the tap still drips

the rain still patters and the clock

still ticks

:Wait:

through the window and the drizzle she can watch

cars go by; through the late news and the hours

she can sit alone and

:Hold:

this never happened, this never could

and if she thought it likely, you know she’s leave for

:Reprise:

Author: Elly McDonald

Australian-born, with English mother, has lived in several Australian cities and in London. Travelled widely. Way way back when, published widely as a poet and short story writer. For the first 20 years of my working life I worked as an entertainment journalist, publicist, PR consultant and in advertising and media agencies. In the second 20 years, I worked in marketing roles at non-profit organisations then retrained as a teacher, primarily teaching English to non-English speaking, newly-arrived refugees. Also did miserable McJobs, and a long, happy stint at an art gallery.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s