Poem of the Day


Sunshine in the lounge room


You are my sunshine


The player piano

gave me the words

there on the roll


My only sunshine


I pushed the pedals

and sang at the top

of my voice


You make me happy


And I was happy

there in the lounge room

with no sunshine at all


When skies are grey


skies might have been blue

or grey with rain

But the piano played for me


Please don’t take my sunshine away


Virginia Lowe
  • Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #15

Virginia said: I can’t hear the word without (mentally) singing the song, which I learned in childhood, just as the poem says.

4 thoughts on “Poem of the Day

  1. Well actually it is poignant, though i don’t think i understood this as a child of course. i loved the pianola – we had lots of G and S, and even some like Aida in English. At 3 i was going to be an opera singer when i grew up. Glad you liked what i did with it.

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