Nellie Isabelle Steward Cooper

Veteran Poet - 1,696 Points (4 September 1915 - 14 April 2005 / Youngstown, Ohio)

Cafeteria - Poem by Nellie Isabelle Steward Cooper

I will go early
And feast on doughnuts
(The kind with the jelly in the middle)

Drink huge cups of coffee
And listen

The swirl of voices pleases me

The cadence, growing
Lost then found, the
Murmuring catch
Of sound, the lull,

The plaint of meaning, the
Thread of melody.....

Obscure and haunting
As distant
water, falling..


Comments about Cafeteria by Nellie Isabelle Steward Cooper

  • (3/11/2008 1:58:00 PM)

    I love that sound too...you've really captured it well. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 10, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, May 26, 2008


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