Sunday, September 20, 2009

Morning Side

To the kitchen, then,
for my second cup

the coffeemaker gasping
gently in the dark

the crickets
I heard

on last
night’s walk

the unnamed
rhythm of the stars.

(first publication)

“Morning Side” added to Poems, Slightly Used.


Jenny said...

Beautiful poem, William!

These lines are so elegant and I think it is possible to read your text in:

"the unnamed
rhythm of the stars"

William Michaelian said...

Oh, no! You’ve revealed my plagiarism! You see, I’ve been stealing poems from the stars for some time now....

My sincere thanks, Jenny.

aditya said...

heyy William

Happy that I stumbled in .. I like reading concise poetry myself and you write very very elegantly, as Jenny said .

William Michaelian said...

Thanks very much, aditya, and it’s nice to see you here again.

Joseph Hutchison said...

Beautiful, William. The last two lines are brilliant, and I have a special affection for "the coffeemaker gasping / gently in the dark." What music!

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Joe. And all I had to do, really, was write down what I heard. The poem was there before I was....

Nazia Mallick said...

Hello William, I was about to post my comment quoting "the coffee maker gasping gently in the dark" and how I love and relate to this line, when I read the comment by Joseph Hutchison, which said the same, and then the other line which stuck with me, "the unnamed rhythm of the stars" and then I saw the mention of it by Jenny.
Perhaps it's the collective, ‘gasping' upon the beauty of your poem!

William Michaelian said...

Or maybe we’ve all had too much caffeine...? Whatever it is, I certainly appreciate everyone’s kind remarks.