Sally Plumb Plumb

Silver Star - 3,759 Points (23 9 1940 / Haverhill Suffolk England)

A Slow Smoke - Poem by Sally Plumb Plumb

She could hear the piano
playing as slow
as his seductive fingers.
The lingering sound
of'Smoke Gets In
Your Eyes'
wafted out of
an open window
into the heady fragrance
of roses and the light
of bright stars
above the dark horizon -
prompting a feline
to stalk the shadows
of her thoughts
as she lit a cigarette,
closed her eyes,
floating in her memories.

Sally Plumb

Comments about A Slow Smoke by Sally Plumb Plumb

  • Bri Edwards (2/8/2015 4:42:00 PM)

    oh, i get it. smoke....cigarette. THIS ONE is not too complicated for me, though i do wonder if there is a Felis catus among us, or if the 'feline' is only Sally!

    i think i too would close MY eyes if a burning stick were hanging out of my mouth!

    i liked fingers and lingering so near one another. :) bri
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  • Susan Lacovara (5/1/2014 6:11:00 PM)

    Reminiscent of a Casablanca backdrop...I love your write and can almost hear the music quarrying last my own slightly cracked open window....PEACE (Report) Reply

  • (8/12/2013 2:48:00 PM)

    Talking about smoke gets in your eyes Sally check out my poem Woodbine Willie see what you think.
    Remember Woodbines?
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  • (1/6/2013 10:36:00 PM)

    That last one was from my wife. Prompting a feline to stalk the shadows. WTF? I bow down. Beautiful poem, I must read more. (Report) Reply

  • (1/6/2013 10:28:00 PM)

    Oh Yes Sally Plumb Plumb I /we call it Crater Lake Oregon. We call it the giver of wine. (Report) Reply

  • John Brown (1/5/2013 6:14:00 AM)

    Nice piece Sally. The style reminds me a little of a poem by D.H. Lawrence called 'Piano' - have you read it? (Report) Reply

  • (4/20/2012 9:40:00 AM)

    A great evocative piece with beautiful atmospheric tones to paint for the senses a memory of tranquility. A fine eloquent work. (Report) Reply

  • (4/12/2012 4:48:00 PM)

    Really love this, a fantastic poem. (Report) Reply

  • (7/4/2010 6:07:00 AM)

    Could feel the atmosphere of the write, draws you in as you read! Great work! ; D (Report) Reply

  • (7/3/2010 4:38:00 PM)

    Sally, a well worked piece. Written with style.
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  • (7/1/2010 11:26:00 AM)

    I like it, very atmospheric! (Report) Reply

  • Raj Arumugam (3/11/2010 9:43:00 PM)

    ah, the words flow smoothly as in a song... (Report) Reply

  • (4/23/2009 4:01:00 AM)

    you evoke an image I am famiiar with that moment of relaxation induced by a much needed cigarette presented in flawless poeticprose (Report) Reply

  • (3/14/2009 8:47:00 AM)

    really like the style of theis poem. good work (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 14, 2009

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 15, 2009

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