I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world,
to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

This blog is not, 'Here are my very best poems'. It's for work in progress, subject to revision.
Posts may be updated without notice at any time. Completed work appears in my books.

5 September 2012


A pale dawn comes up
over the quiet street.

I feed the cats extra;
it's myself I'm comforting.

To whom shall I give
the silk tie he never wore?

Submitted for dVerse Open Link Night #60


  1. as you should be comforting yourself...with the normal things....that last bit hurts a bit....hugs

  2. Your write touched me Rosemary. I can feel the ache in it. Wishing you comfort--lots of it.

  3. oh not an easy time..can feel the grief...and good to take care of yourself, comforting yourself...the soul is a brittle thing..

  4. You should comfort yourself, such a hard place to be.I am sorry . Hugs.

  5. Oh sad but beautiful write. Hugs.

    Anna :o]

  6. A perfectly stated and balanced sadness. Very nice work on a hard topic.

  7. beautifully made, Rosemary.