Madeleine L’Engle is one of my very favorite writers (have you met my daughter Madeleine:>), and today’s poem comes from her collection The Weather of the Heart. Many of the poems are religious and/or serious, but I’m sharing this whimsical one.
from “The Dragon,” by Madeleine L’Engle
Please, ma’am, my references are ample.
A small group of our family has always done domestic service.
Look at this recommendation; just a modest sample.
I know: my distant cousins make you nervous.
But think! I can replace all those machines in your residence.
You call that a stove! Well, just watch me boil water.
May I borrow that apron, please, and the kettle? Have no hesitance.
Watch. I spout a little flame. Fear not, I’ll never eat your daughter.
You can read the entire poem here. I especially love the admonition of the last line of the poem.
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