Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Reading in Bed




The Echo of What Remains Collected Poems of Wanda Lea Brayton







            — Inspired by the poem "A Clear Midnight" by Walt Whitman




The pages slip softly from my now languid hands -
permeated am I by their thoughtful fragrance and flavor,
carried into a slow descent of caverns 
where slumber might allow me to dwell
and thus, quietly sing.