Bri Edwards

Gold Star - 6,894 Points (some time ago / Earth, i believe)

Solitude - (Almost) - aka Sitting In A Dusk-filled Room.... [Relaxation; Quiet; Thinking]


With eyes closed and my hands folded up on my lap,
I'm about as close as I ever come to taking a nap.
I might fall asleep but for the continuous tap.... tap, tap, tap,
as, with her delicate fingers, my wife, on her keyboard, does rap.

While composing each stanza I turn out the light,
and listen to the sounds of the soon-to-be night.
Outside it's windy and cool but our home is closed up tight,
and, with help from a sweater and slippers, I'm feeling just right.

Now the tapping has ceased. My wife may be pondering too.
And from outside there's a muffled sound which may be wind in the trees,
or a low flying airliner descending or ascending the breeze.
Of course it could be a mixture of both sounds. This is true.

It's nice for a change, this quietude. I feel almost lazy,
but I can imagine how forced-solitude might drive someone crazy.
To have a choice in the matter is a privilege I cherish;
if I had no choices in life, I think I'd much rather just perish.

Submitted: Friday, March 15, 2013
Edited: Friday, April 26, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

i WAS sitting in a dusk-filled room. the rest of it is also true. i did turn the light on to write down each stanza.

- i just got the first comment on this poem...thank you. but i will now clarify that the keyboard is/was that of a computer, not a piano. b.e.


(March 8,2013)

Comments about this poem (Solitude - (Almost) - aka Sitting In A Dusk-filled Room.... [Relaxation; Quiet; Thinking] by Bri Edwards )

  • Gold Star - 19,179 Points Valsa George (4/25/2013 1:55:00 AM)

    Beautiful! ! In a dusk filled room, reclining on an arm chair and about to fall into a siesta with the tap tap sound of the key board of the piano played by your wife, is a heavenly moment! This quietitude is welcome, but when it becomes forced and permanent, it will drive anyone crazy! ! A very enjoyable read! ! Thank you for your sweet comment! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 175 Points Vizard Dhawan (3/18/2013 10:32:00 AM)

    very nice poem...great write, , , check mine too (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 211 Points Ellias Anderson Jr. (3/16/2013 6:02:00 AM)

    Well. i feel sleepy a little..ha ha ha(just kidding) sometimes i like just to sit down and feel the relaxation. you know my uncle (my mum brother) has a big publishing company, (books, and everything) it's been three days that i am helping them in a working case. and i have slept only 18 hours...! ! ! and i come to PH from here in my resting times. i really like to take a long sleep......nice one Bri.
    well done (Report) Reply

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