Monday, October 27, 2014

Morning Yogi's



Late October lays a frosty dawn
Across the windowpane.
I awaken to the drum-beat
Of a space heater,
Metal dream-siren
Of an antique tea-kettle.
And, gathering my feet
In fluffy fleece
Like two young bunnies,
I step my 8 am swanker
Across creaking floorboards
To the kitchen counter,
shiny as a make-shift Formica.
I kiss the cold nose of my lover,
Yawning and sleep-bland
As the maple oatmeal,
yet sugarless as it roils 
a boil that spits
Its damp steam to dance
Shape-shifting specters
Atop the stove bulbs.
We heat our freezing hands
With too-hot cups
Of vanilla bean cappuccino,
Moon-moth of my morning,
She rolls across my tongue
Like a brown mamba.
Together we eat,
Silent and straight as yogi’s
While the sun rises,
Quick light of her breath
Casting a fall glow
Into stiff-backed night shadows,
Each waking color
Thick and creamy
As Nutella and warm toast.


Written for a prompt at Magpie Tales.
Shared for open link at Toads.

16 comments:

  1. What a comfy, warm way to begin an cold fall day. Appreciate the density of imagery.

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  2. You capture a cascade of wonderful moments here: the kind of morning we'd all like to have. Nice work.
    Steve K.

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  3. Your poetry is impressive; I enjoyed the sound of your words just as much as, if not more than, their meaning.

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  4. Yes even a cold morning we can enjoy that morning with comfy socks......and plenty of oatmeal..

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  5. A very taste-full poem! Full of imagery and sensation! Thanks. k.

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  6. A fine sun pose of a poem, half stretching and yawning, the other taking in the glory of the morning. What next?

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  7. Moon-moth of my morning? Sounds like a good way to start the day...

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  8. This was a pleasure to read. It's full of so many "mundane" details of daily life, yet you worded it in a way that is both interesting and unique. The first two lines sound really cool. And who doesn't love to wake up on a cold morning with the one they love?!

    Well done.

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  9. Adore the ending and the whole poem is a perfect way to wake every morning. Makes rising worth while, I'd say.

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  10. Such an evocative description of morning routine.

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  11. Delicious and delightful....a wonderful write Stacy!!

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  12. My metal dream siren" is the whistling kettle ....it never ceases to amaze me just how much your creative mind is able to bring things to vivid life ....thanks

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    1. that's such a sweet compliment. thank you, and i am happy you enjoy the poem. :)

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