May 7, 2007

Tonight I wonder if there
are stars out there
behind a gloomy sky
that stretches toward me
like the distant wail of
a street child seeking
warmth from the night air.

I wait patiently for you,
for your smile to break
through the clouds like
sunbeams streaking
through my skin,
taking away the
chill in my bones.

But for now, I close my eyes,
imagining yours that sparkle
much more than any star,
lighting up at the thought
of me while you cover yourself
with this blanket of words
I am sending you.



  1. I love the images in your poems. I have never read a poem that could feel like a blanket before, but this is the kind of poem you could curl up with in an old chair by the fire, and I am absolutely delighted by that.

  2. your writing is really, really lovely.. looking forward to more :)..

  3. oh to be covered in a blanket of words, especially ones so adoring as yours 🙂

  4. sunbeams streaking
    through my skin,

    Love this phrase.

    I linked to you at Poets Who Blog.

  5. thank you everyone for your equally wonderful comments! 🙂

  6. This poem is really beautiful – it lives up to it’s title, it conveys warmth. “Blanket of words” I especially like.

    Thanks Rax for checking out my poems and your kind comments – I appreciate them.

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