...and out like a lamb.

by Allan Haslinds

Light dapples across my brain
before my body shrugs off her blankets.
Quick thoughts of the April day ahead blossom
as the morning coffee percolates down through my limbs,
struggling with stiff fingers to loosen knots
tied during a long winter nap.

The ruddy morning gleams off the tarnished brass pull
of the second drawer of the dresser.
Was it just last Tuesday that lit the way
for the porcelain lion, striding along the bureau-top,
casting its garishly fierce silhouette in sharp relief
across a walnut-grained veldt?


Posted on 03/15/2003
Copyright © 2021 Allan Haslinds

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kate Donovan on 03/15/03 at 05:51 AM

i love this, it's absolutely beautiful.

Posted by JD Clay on 03/15/03 at 12:39 PM

This well crafted verse is a superb blend of poetry and art, Allan. Wonderfilled energy. Peace...

Posted by Sam Roberts on 03/15/03 at 01:16 PM

beautiful..The structure and flow is amazing. Nice work x

Posted by Meredith C Hartwell on 03/15/03 at 07:12 PM

Lovely word choices. Flawless images. Very nicely done. Welcome to pathetic.org. : )

Posted by Lori Johnson on 03/20/03 at 09:00 PM

Amazing imagery here, Allan. :)

Posted by John Ilotan on 04/08/03 at 01:37 PM

Excellent poem for an early A.M.

Posted by Kate Demeree on 04/08/03 at 10:01 PM

*softly smiling*..... you know I can just see it. "ruddy morning" "garishly fierce silhouette" I think are my favorite immages in this piece.

Posted by Quinlan L Gibson on 04/25/03 at 01:26 AM

Ahhhhh, those mornings, recaptured...thanks.

Posted by Kara Hayostek on 04/30/03 at 06:49 AM

Great little piece, wonderful images...struggling with loose fingers to loosen knots...sounds like everymorning for me...just blurrs.

Posted by Jeanne Marie Hoffman on 05/28/03 at 08:33 AM

The closest to a painting I think a poem can get to. I can see the picture in my mind.

Posted by Anne Engelen on 07/18/03 at 09:06 PM

most enjoyable poetry

Posted by Kate Demeree on 02/24/05 at 09:49 PM

I still think this is a fantastic poem!

Posted by Stephanie Kent on 11/27/07 at 12:19 AM

somehow i think my favorite line is the one about the second drawer of the dresser...something about the specificity. well done.

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