moments mellow

by Peter Humphreys

hands cupped
in anticipation of rain
or to catch
God's needed grace
as balm unto her soul
she sits alone
she smiles
then frowns
in silent conversation
with someone past
not present
except in mind
and heart
I notice her
across the crowd
sipping white wine
as below us
the Thames
gulls shreaking
above the chitter chatter
her expression
not of this present place
nay world
and as the waiter
took her glass
I almost felt
brave enough
to ask her name
but fleeting courage fled
rising deep in private reverie
she turned to me
and in her eyes
she showed
she knew
my thoughts
on her thoughts
moments mellow
moments mild
as below me
the Thames


Posted on 04/24/2009
Copyright © 2024 Peter Humphreys

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by George Hoerner on 04/24/09 at 11:13 PM

Great description Peter and no doubt she knew, she knew as all people of age know. They seem to know everything they need to know. Great write.

Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 04/25/09 at 02:24 AM

Sounds like you know this person quite well. There's a really strong intimacy to this that I thought you did quite well with.

Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 04/25/09 at 08:40 PM

You are a keen observationist, Peter. But then, you are a social scientist...yet moreover one with a big heart and true soul. Thanks.

Posted by Clara Mae Gregory on 04/26/09 at 03:03 PM

I just love the way you write the pictures in my silly romantic head! Excellent stuff,Peter. I very much enjoyed reading and rereading and rereading again. Thanks for sharing your gifted poetical talents. Your work is a joy to read, :)

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 04/27/09 at 06:36 PM

A soul at peace in another place or maybe in all places, the eternal flow. I enjoyed this very much, Peter.

Posted by Maria Massarella on 04/29/09 at 12:34 AM

I am enchanted by every thing in this! It has a lovely flow and feels as if one is there watching, seeing the gazes, the thoughts exchanged. Beautiful...lovelight&peace...m.a

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 04/30/09 at 12:23 AM

A mellow reflection on a brief but emotional moment(s).

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