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A poem about daydreaming

Updated on June 2, 2013

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The morning placed its cold
clammy hand on my shoulder,
its fingers closing on the bone
as I read my paper.

Three pigeons conspired
atop a brown brick wall,
the middle one never breaking
eye contact with me.

The blue coffee mug was home
to a tribe of Indians,
their campfire spiraling up
to my still sleepy nostrils.

You entered the living room
through a dusty sunbeam,
your smile closing the drawers
of my thoughts, one by one.

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Nice poem, Darryl!

      There are a lot of pigeons in Belgium (especially in the Brussels area), so I am not surprised that 3 of them are watching you ;-)

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      Lurana Brown 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      The image of the morning's cold hand on the shoulder is so striking, and I love this line: "your smile closing the drawers

      of my thoughts, one by one"...that is pure poetry! ~Lurana

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      Valleypoet 3 years ago

      The morning, the pigeons, and even your coffee have all been given personality here...nicely done :-))

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      Darrylmdavis 3 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Thanks, kidscrafts. Indeed, we have so many that the city announced last week that it plans to take "measures" to reduce their numbers!

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      Darrylmdavis 3 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Thanks, Valleypoet. It was a very slow morning so I had to nudge them all along ;-)

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      Darrylmdavis 3 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Thanks Lurana :-)

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      Good imagery here. Liking the watchful pigeons :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Enjoyed and great imagery.

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      Darrylmdavis 3 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Thanks Anna :-)

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      Darrylmdavis 3 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Cheers, Gypsy :-)

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Very creative. I could feel your mood as I sat along side you sharing your coffee and muse.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I like the tribe of Indians living in the blue coffee mug. Nice poem Darryl. Voted up.

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