Alexander Averin

Thursday, 19 January 2012



The tiny bedroom at night has order,
stonewalled serenity like a nun’s cell.
No-sound, such quietness a rarity.
One green candle burns, its scent fills the room
with patchouli, geranium, basil.
I sip hot chocolate, such sweetness comforts,
soothes and sedates me, entices me to sleep.
I feel pain-free and unusually warm,
my blood seems free-flowing, unchilled for once.
I rediscover a stillness which comes with
just listening, not-doing, just-being,
hearing its peace which only speaks in silence.

Cait O’Connor


Debs Carr said...

I love this poem, it describes exactly how I like to feel especially in those quieter moments.x

Mac n' Janet said...

How soothing, I need a room like that.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is so lovely and serene.......I love the scents of that candle!Great cat photo at the top of the page:)

Angela Bell said...

Describes that feeling beautifully!It is lovely!So evocative!

Pam said...

Beautiful. I think the descriptive qualities are wonderful.Such times are precious, calming and so very necessary.

Fire Byrd said...

Lovely words that get straight to the essence of much needed peace in our hectic lives.

Dave King said...

The just being is what sells it to me. Very fine.

Cottage Garden said...

Oh it's good to be back! Your photo header is sublime and to read such fine poetry - you are an angel Cait. Thank you for these words - I take heed.


Toni aka irishlas said...

I love your header!

What a wonderful poem. I could smell the candle, see it's flame, and feel the warmth and relaxation through my body. Such a great, visual poem.

Happy Weekend!

Vee said...

What bliss to be in such peace in a room so well described.

I think I really must pick up that book and read it. I'm sure that I would appreciate it far more than the movie because books are not l.o.u.d. Thank you for letting me know that it is good one.

Pondside said...

I'd like to be in that room, in that quiet.

SAS said...

Lovely, rare moments indeed. I'm placing this poem in sight. I have a room like this and I treasure it for the very same reasons.

Thank you, Cait.