the broom bristles as I enter the kitchen,
giving me a look like you wouldn’t believe
leaning so casually by the open door.
platters and plates peek from the cupboard,
rattling nervously as the bubbles burst in the sink
where the pails are filling with soapy water.
wooden chairs tap their feet
as if they had somewhere to go-
straightening their backs
when I glance in their direction.
each dish, broom and chair
hums a tune
watching for a shadow in the hall
where, with mop and bucket in hand,
I wait on the stair
for the next apprentice to clock in.
*** a take on the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, the wonderful old Disney classic for the dVerse prompt.
I, too, think it is one of the best Disney movies; but there are other versions of nearly every one of his I believe, but am not sure…nicely done.
I keep reminding my employees that work is like The Apprentice – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, not Donald Trump. Somedays the brooms and buckets just run amuck. What a hoot to read it in your poetry! Great imagery as usual.
so well drawn – smiles ~ M
Yes, I remember this story ~ Love where this took you K ~ You gave these furnitures a personality & life ~
Very cool way to bring the concept to life. It also makes me think of Sleeping Beauty and the room cleaning itself 🙂
The sorcerers apprentice is a great film. I love the whole Fantasia… and this is one of the best parts in that film… and those brooms just multiplying…
smiles…i like how you use the magicians apprentice…think you are the first that went there…but it is def one of my favs…ha. i love the anticipation of the broom and all around you as you enter the room as well…
Sorcerer’s Apprentice was one of my favorites,and I especially enjoyed the music composed by
Trevor Rabin !! Really liked your ending !!
ah nice…the sorcerer’s apprentice is my fav by schiller..didn’t know that there’s a disney as well… ha.. he thought it’s so easy, but it needs a certain time to master those ghosts, right..? smiles
oh my…it was goethe…not schiller… so much to my poetical knowledge..smiles
The Disney Sorcerers Apprentice was a section of Fantasia – one of the classics – I hope you can find a copy to view – it is worth the trouble – Thanks Claudia! K
Oh, I love this really. It made me smile broadly this morning. Some tasks around the house one really would like another ‘apprentice’ to handle. Definitely would be willing to hand over the mop. Ha!
I love the description as the words survey the scene with much magical joy.