far from home

 

sunrise   this day   saturday

   saturn's day

nursery colors   complemented

 

by kiva's embered radiance

   a dusting of snow

on the front steps   light enough

 

to sweep with a broom 

   clouds hovering

heavily   portend what   an interior day   

 

books and music   daydreams   

   wistfulness   

nursery colors   pink and blue   

 

how many such sunrises 

   did odysseus see

 

~

 

what of penelope   days

   with needle  

nights unraveling   

 

faithful to the unfaithful

   who beat

his chest   shed tears

 

who chose to leave

   this day

has begun   snow swept

 

tea poured   fresh logs

   on the fire

who would leave such a place

 

and leave such a one 

   alone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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Written on 2022-01-22 at 15:56

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Chaucer Whethers The PoetBay support member heart!
'Who knows, not I'
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MetaPoetics The PoetBay support member heart!
There's a sense of yearning and celebration in this one, which I simply adore. I like how you've juxtaposed the spatial descriptions with the story of Odysseus and Penelope. Nicely done!
2022-01-24