Saturday, May 2, 2009

sipping a cup of hot coffee

some silence trickling down
a soar lane with no streetlights
warming, jostling alive, a breath escapes
steam whirs and i hear the sizzle
calm droning from inside the seashells
oysters squirming, a pearl descending
i remember the lady at Starbucks
the student with numbed shoulders
an icecreamy smile and i gulp more silence
don't wanna wake my family up
let them usher further into
blankets while i think about the muse
Zelda and her Save Me the Waltz
silence is good

This poem has since appeared in Poetry Friends.


Kavi said...

Silence is golden. Most of the time. I am almost tempted to add 'all the time' but in this case, my wife's silence is not approval !


Lovely. As usual.

Rush said...

u r great wit poetry..lovely blog, very charming to the eyes!!

amreekandesi said...

Very interesting poem! I could never write something like this!

Sujatha said...

Wow! Congratulations!

Jawahara said...


naperville mom said...

Thank you so much:)

Kim said...

Sounds like a great cup of coffee and some good alone time!

Aleta said...

What lovely images you brought to mind's eye while enjoying a moment of silence. I can so relate, as I like to sit on the sofa, my cat, Tigger, curled up next to me and just soak in the quiet, to let my thoughts drift. Lovely poem.

Sucharita Sarkar said...

Silence and hot coffee...enough to inspire introspection and poetry. Lovely post.

Reflections said...

U r totally into the poetry mood huh.....Neanderthals like me have no clue how to comment on them;-P

SGD said...

Sipping coffee could inspire such beautiful poetry or rather sipping coffee would be so lyrically beautiful, is a revelation to me!!!

naperville mom said...

Kim, yeah, don't we all moms crave for some great coffee and alone time?:)

Aleta, indeed, that's a luxury:)

Sucharita, righto:) Welcome!

Reflections, it's not too obscure really...sorry:(

SGD, thanks as always for yr support:)

Christine Gram said...

Wonderful thoughts come from your poem to my head. Thanks for the feeling of peace, and thankfulness.

Id it is said...

Simple day to day acts can sometimes spur the deepest of emotion like it did here!
A very vivid piece!

Debbie said...

Congrats on your poem. It's great. I am a huge fan of silence!

Vivek Patwardhan said...

'I gulp more silence'.... I will remember this expression for a long time....great expression, wonderful poetry.

Pearl said...

There's a certain depth to silence that I enjoy very much. Your poem makes me want to sit somewhere quiet and savor the moments before the world starts again...