My glass of Chardonnay, radiating
a saddened glow from the overhead
kitchen light next to the smoking
candle that gave up hope
Cool and icy, golden but dulled
only to be framed by the beauty
that only crystal can bestow
holding its truth, aged wisdom
The clock ticks a slow chant while
your favorite dress with the
soft and simple flowers gains
wrinkles from being pressed
Waiting for you on this evening
full of hopes for the year and
lets downs of the moment
is like waiting for a fine wine
| this is so bittersweet.. it's a beautiful poem,|
filled with longing for the person who isn't coming
home any time soon.. "like waiting for a fine
wine to age" is a great metaphor for that waiting.
i love the flow and the images that you use, the crystal, the "saddened glow..."
very well done!
|| Posted on 2006-02-07 00:00:00 | by magnicat | [ Reply to This ] || This is a lovely poem. A not so lovely thing to wait for someone who never shows up but the way you have written this poem and worded it so perfectly is great. You really express the longing well and the disappointment that grows with each passing minute is very well described with the candle and the flowers. The imagery here is very good and I wouldnt change anything about this poem. Really good poem indeed. Nice work. Take care.|
|| Posted on 2006-02-07 00:00:00 | by lmz | [ Reply to This ] || Beautiful! No more Chardonnay at my house! You've described the scenes beautifully: the long wait , and the meeting that never happens, the turmoil in the mind of the one that's disappointed. |
" the smoking candle that gave up hope"
"The clock ticks a slow chant"
"from being pressed with time"
Great new twist on an old phrase.
S2 - L2 You've got an extra word in there (typo?). Drop the "a".
S3 -L2 How about "your favorite dress with the"
L3 Change "gaing" to "gains".
S4 - L2 Change "of" to "for". L3 Change "lets" to "let", and "minute" to "moment". L4 Drop "a".
Nicely constructed, well defined thoughts, good word choices, very original way of expressing a recuuring theme, new and different phrases, along with unusual twists of old phrases. Just a great job of writing. Loved it!
|| Posted on 2006-02-06 00:00:00 | by phil askew | [ Reply to This ] || Well girl, you've done it again. This write streams with well expressed imagery and words. |
The smoking candle that gave up hours ago.. the slow ticking of the clock.. the dress gaining wrinkles from being pressed with time..
and the last part about the hopes and let downs.. and the aged wine..
It all fit together so nicely to bring out the disappointment of waiting and waiting for a no show.
|| Posted on 2006-02-06 00:00:00 | by Intricate1 | [ Reply to This ] || OH MY GOD. THIS POEM [censored]ING ROCKS! Seriously this is the best poem I have ever read. I love your Rhyming, your Timing, your Mediphores...Heck I might even love you! :P||| Posted on 2006-02-06 00:00:00 | by DiamondTears | [ Reply to This ] || I'd say this man don't realize what he is missing or he would have been on time! And isn't it amazing how slow the clock can tick away the time when you are waiting on someone? You expressed that very well I think when you said it is like waiting for a fine wine to age. I think you poured your heart into this one and I like it so much I shall make it one of my favorites. You did a very good job of composing this poem and I enjoyed reading it very much.|
|| Posted on 2006-02-06 00:00:00 | by dr_tigger | [ Reply to This ] || Wow! It sure is bad to be stood up. I love the way you weaved this as time went by. The third staza is my favorite. I am glad you posted this. I'm sure there a host of females that are waiting to get their hubbies back from the control of football after the superbowl. This add realistic emotions and it was well wriiten. Great writing.|
|| Posted on 2006-02-05 00:00:00 | by Magnolia Steele | [ Reply to This ] |