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   


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 











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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'

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!