into an urban vermeer’s light

into an urban vermeer’s light

noise, stillness, solitude, silence

present condition

sitting cross-legged on carpet


jaywalking wind

pushing free press onto

abrasive scouring pads

sending it all to kitchen


sleep night

night bright

resting with one eye shut

one ear open

she waits


it was an artful pint, was it?

and you heard what?

poe’s raven?

poe’s raven ranting

perched on circular straw?



held tight

much delight


evening walk

coffee-molasses in

late night carafe

in 24/7 diner

stars dancing embedded in clouds


back home

ripe poems




verses continuing on in the kitchen


where they eat brain foods

fish, walnuts, blueberries

comfort foods warming on burner


like invading a frozen

time capsule


that was a simile

not a smile

he’d say to her

and then laugh


by mary ann blinkhorn

18 thoughts on “into an urban vermeer’s light

  1. Caddo Veil says:

    I especially like, “stars dancing embedded in clouds”, and “ripe poems”–as that’s the way my poetry feels, like it’s going to burst.

  2. ManicDdaily says:

    Mary, this is really just terrific. I enjoyed so much. From the Vemeer to the simile/smile, the pint, so many wonderful details–so human but succinct. Just great. K.

  3. timruane24 says:

    Good, good poetry.

  4. brennagee says:

    Mmmmm. This is so vivid and wonderful. I feel like I just ate a heap of brain food.;) Simile and smile – love it!

  5. This poem is wonderful. I simply love it, and find it inspirational.

  6. Blü says:

    you are a wordsmith word thief! Stealing bits of image and verbiage from the ether to lay bare for hungry eyes; enticing; dicing… up delicious moments recognized by similar souls; met and mated upon the stars as we jump through constellations; I know you – one of the seven for sure and if not – I am glad to have mistaken you, you wordsmith word thief!

    ::speak peace and write on::

  7. throve says:

    My favourite bits were the “jaywalking wind..and the artful pint.”
    Nice to find refreshing words. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  8. Julie Catherine says:

    Love the “jaywalking wind”! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, which led me to yours … I’m looking forward to reading more of your work. ~ Julie 🙂

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