Sunday, December 2, 2007

All Afternoon I Have Been Looking

(Thanks to my subscribers for checking in. I've had the flu and am on Rx codeine holiday.)

All afternoon I have been looking
for a poem that could hold
the coming stars of evening.

at twilight,
I sense the presence of dreams,
constellations of love
just beginning to rise.

Around the corner
in the next room,
I realize
that you are sleeping,

and already
I wish to kiss
the possibility of moons
on your horizon.


Wayne said...

It was worth the wait.

Get well.

Shameless said...

Very stellar! Nice. :-)

Shesawriter said...


Good to see you back. Hope you feel better real soon.

Billy said...

Wayne, thank you, my friend!

Seamus, yes, I seem to have stars on the brain. Must be the cough meds LOL.

Shesa, you're a dear! Thank you!

SzélsőFa said...

I liked the last stanza the most :) a very lovely and masculine approach ;)

Bernita said...

I suspect the lady in question was pleased.

Billy said...

Thanks, Bernita. Was a simple poem that seemed to work. I think it pleased my audience :)

jason evans said...

Beautiful! The expectation was palpable.

That's the Andromeda gallaxy, correct?

Billy said...

Thank you, Jason, and yep--that's Andromeda!

Billy said...

Thank you, Szelsofa. The general consensus on this poem was that the ending was strong. Every now and then, the Muse smiles kindly upon me LOL

Shesawriter said...

Okay, Billy. We want a new post! :-)

Billy said...

Okay, Shesa -:) I will endeavor to please.

Sarah Hina said...

Just lovely. A woman sighs (and swoons). :)