"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn." ~Thomas Gray

"Poetry unites." ~Anon

"Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it." ~Emily Dickinson

Written by Joaquin Carvel
He lives in southern California, USA
His blog: Lyrics & Maladies

Hanging in the Hush

Hold me in perfect stillness in
still air while downstairs
the coffee slips into the pot and the sun
warms the windows
but do not stir

your arms
softer than pillows have just fit
and your head has fallen so
and your smooth legs
on mine
and balance
while downstairs the grapefruit
is cold and ripe and red
in the icebox
and the jam is nearly

but even the sheets
are settled
as we breathe deeply
half awake
letting the last few stars
fall quietly from our eyes
while down
stairs breakfast,
a patient guest,
waits by the newspaper

Originally published on writer's personal blog.
Posted with consent of the writer.


  1. WHY said...
    This is such a lovely and sentimental poem. Like a movie, I can visualize the moment between these two lovers. Love this last line" while down stairs breakfast,
    a patient guest,
    waits by the newspaper"
    Love For Life said...
    This brings back so many damn good moments:) Wrapped tightly beneath cool, white sheets on a Saturday morning, and not rising out of bed until our stomachs grumbled.

    Beautiful poem!
    K.Lawson Gilbert said...
    Joaquin, you know I love this poem - from the perfect title, down through the metaphors of an intimate morning, to the last personification, that great last line.... it is exemplary! Of your exellent poetry, it is one of my favorites!!

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