David Whalen

(5/18/38 / Covington Kentucky)

Presences



Of shapes and shadows
Glimpsed in darkness
Of someone…something
Near upon you…in the night

Someone or something
In shadowed companionship
Someone unseen
But whose presence feels right

An eerie presence
Yet soothing essence
Someone…or something
Just beyond one’s sight

It’s seems as a dream
Yet is there when awake
And flows round like a stream
It’s there…no mistake

It’s not my shadow
Nothing so mundane
Follows me not
Yet seems there all the same

Perhaps I’m an old fool
Mayhaps I’m just not right
But I sense them about me
Though day and though night

Submitted: Saturday, August 31, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Presences by David Whalen )

Enter the verification code :

  • Ann Beard (9/2/2013 2:43:00 AM)

    You are very fortunate to be at one with the universe. I really like the structure and sentiments this poem. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. *Darling Dove, C. P. Sharma
  2. *The Divine Blessings - For Jen Walls an.., C. P. Sharma
  3. Bittersweet, Kelly Curiel
  4. The American Dream, Lilly Emery
  5. *Rumi Speaks, C. P. Sharma
  6. Destiny Misplaced, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  7. *Stray Thoughts, C. P. Sharma
  8. Shame-Shame Israel, Aftab Alam
  9. Paths Of Childhood, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  10. lips of flower, Aftab Alam

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Herrick

Here we are all, by day; by night we're hurl'd
By dreams, each one into a several world.... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]