Tom Ramsey


Patient Morning (For Lindsay) - Poem by Tom Ramsey

The reddish glow from the yardlight
bends its way through the shutters
and illuminates just a bit
of her shoulder and neck.
The rest of her is hidden
by sheets and darkness.

I sweep a lock of hair
off of her cheek
and see through the half-light
that she is smiling.

She ignored the alarm.
I rose to sit at her side.

I rest my hand on her shoulder
straining through the darkness
for a clearer view of her face.

She wakes.
and starts to speak.
I press a finger to her lips and
tell her to go back to sleep.

She pulls the covers tight
around her shoulders
and wiggles into a ball.

I’ll wake her up shortly.
But now I just wait.

I wait for the sun
to creep over the horizon
and gift me
with enough light
bending through the shutters
to illuminate just a bit more
of her shoulder
and her neck
and her face.


Comments about Patient Morning (For Lindsay) by Tom Ramsey

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: rose, hair, sleep, light, sun, smile



Poem Submitted: Friday, December 26, 2003



Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
[Report Error]