Beckett: Poetry – No. 2162, My Favourite Things

Inspired by the First Article of the Creed.


Sugar in coffee and room temperature Bourbon,
rich red wine and dim autumn leaves,
raindrops on windows and video games:
These are a few of my favourite things.

The soft purr of cats and taste of potato fries,
a rare sirloin steak and walleye filet,
smooth rye whiskey and the Word of God:
These are a few of my favourite things.

My wife with Finnish winters in her veins, —
her soft, cold hands holding my sweltering palms,
her pristine voice and delicate touch:
These are a few of my favourite things.

When the devil bites,
when stress is weighty,
when evil rears its ugly head,
I simply enjoy my favourite things, —
blessings the Lord has provided me.

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