The night and the house and my heart are empty.
What I saw as freedom threatens to drown me.
I cocoon myself against the darkness and listen.

From a bar across the street, deep, smooth tones
flow like warm honey under my door — cello, sax
and clarinet spin their magic, seeping into my soul.

Cat leaps onto my lap, glint in his eye, and settles with a purr.



Victoria is hosting d’Verse today and challenges us to write a poem in sevenling form with music as the theme. Inspiration comes from paintings by a co-founder of d’Verse, Claudia Schoenfeld. Come visit to read more about Claudia, see her paintings and read some talented poets.