Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, PORTRAIT OF AN AVERAGE EVENING, by DOROTHY SUMMERROW



Poetry Explorer

Classic and Contemporary Poetry

PORTRAIT OF AN AVERAGE EVENING, by            
First Line: I tiptoe slowly down this padded stair
Last Line: For words are needless when two understand.
Subject(s): Evening; Sunset; Twilight


I tiptoe slowly down this padded stair
Away from where my scrap of daughter lies,
And stand, amused, a moment watching where
You sit emitting mock despairing sighs.
"Asleep?" So well I know the words your lips
Will frame, so well the glow of loving looks!
As, laughing, we exchange parental quips
Before I turn to scribbling, you to books.
Another world will hold us in its thrall;
Thus time will pass, and later we will go
To where she hugs, relaxed, her battered doll.
We smooth a sheet, then cover up a toe; --
With smiles I turn to you and grasp your hand,
For words are needless when two understand.





Other Poems of Interest...



Home: PoetryExplorer.net