Calamity

by hiraeth   Feb 1, 2017


As she nestled under the covers, book in hand,
the chartreuse cosmos in her eyes relentlessly
tracing the author’s ghost in a forest of words,
I had an epiphany; the susurrous of her steady
breathing and pages-turning amalgamated
into the gentlest white-noise I’ve only felt
once before – when I was a child of nine,
the howling wind lapsed into a hushed
blizzard while I drifted into sleep in a
new bedroom, kept warm by a rekindled
sense of hope of everything anew again.
In her I had found not temporary refuge –

but home.

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  • 2 months ago

    by Mahesh Kachare

    Best poem I ever read

  • 3 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Wow. I haven't been on as regularly as I would like so somehow missed this. What a well deserved win. Beautiful scene with warmth and depth a very well deserved win. Milly x

  • 9 months ago

    by Purvi Gadia

    I'm going to report violation on this poem. it stole my heart. haha

    • 4 months ago

      by mossgirl19

      I'm going to do the same! Wow, my heart has just melted. This is beautiful, Mark!

  • 9 months ago

    by Ren

    Absolutely beautiful :)

  • 10 months ago

    by BlueJay

    I love how this piece is so much more simple than some of your other pieces and yet it is just as in depth. As always, you have painted a wonderful scene and given off a wonderful sense of love and comfort and beauty within this moment or dream. Absolutely stunning. In fact, I got painting inspiration from this - if you don't mind that is.

    • 10 months ago

      by hiraeth

      Go for it! Show me after you're done!

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