Quietly Wonderful

By TropicalSnowstorm


Not a raging all consuming fire,
more like a steady warm glow from the hearth,
with days that subtly clothe me
in flannel pajamas and comfortable slippers.
Nothing extraordinary, like neon pants and
blue hair poised over a plate of sushi,
rather a hot tomato soup while wrapped
in a bath robe kind of feeling...
a feeling I've missed. The difference
between flattery-laden public recognition
for a job well done and the discreet whisper
of a lover as her perfume tickles your nostrils.

As I pleasantly glide along like a leaf
wandering toward its unrevealed destination,
the sun is an understanding wife and the moon
a prudent mistress, never pushing a decision.

--- 2/16/2002

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Published on Monday, February 18, 2002.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Tattoo Goddess On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, Tattoo Goddess (1269)By person wrote:

    And on that note, I want nothing more than to climb back into my warm comfy bed. I love the way this danced around my head and rolled off my tongue. Always a pleasure reading you, sir. Always. *TG Scholar

  • knightmirror On Thursday, February 12, 2004, knightmirror (439)By person wrote:

    i extremely enjoyed the ending.beautiful show of wordplay.*thumbs up*

  • CharlottesWeb On Sunday, May 25, 2003, CharlottesWeb (521)By person wrote:

    Oh wonderful! I liked the poem as a whole very much. However the last two lines were absolutely splendid! Felt cool and refreshingly rich...very nice.~DW~

  • Jonas On Thursday, March 13, 2003, Jonas (768)By person wrote:

    languid, a peaceful piece of properly put together prose. today i like consonance. i really like the lover/purfume line... it seals the deal as far as the poem is concerned.

  • cre On Wednesday, March 5, 2003, cre (426)By person wrote:

    excellent. ty for sharing. -mb

  • liquid_emotion On Thursday, February 20, 2003, liquid_emotion (356)By person wrote:

    warm sand between your toes, candles, bubbles, golden evening light, butterfly kisses... I get it

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