Sunday, January 16, 2022


now I just want to hear her voice...

ink and water colour sketch by dsnake1


like a rush
of arctic wind
that scutters over
a winter pond
dusting hoarfrost on reeds,
we sat, stiff, cold
as strangers

no words, no words pass between us today.
no words, no words she said.

revised 07/12/2008

Shared at Friday Writings #9.

BAND-MAID - start over

© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2022

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Blogger Helen said...

Oh how I enjoy your sketches ... such talent! The sparseness of this poem resonates deeply.

16 January, 2022 00:22  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, Helen!

and i started the coloring with a wrong brush. :)

16 January, 2022 00:32  
Blogger indybev said...

What an absolutely perfect description of a quarrel!

16 January, 2022 05:17  
Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I enjoy your sketches too.

And yes, this poem goes straight to the heart. The metaphor is vivid; then the last two, literal, lines so bleak.

16 January, 2022 05:47  
Blogger colleen said...

It's a sinking feeling. Sometimes I go under.

16 January, 2022 07:04  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


Thank you! :)


Thank you! I like the sketch too.
This is an old poem, couldn't remember when it was written. I think the last two lines added a lot of weight to the poem.


Thank you!
A sinking feeling it is.

16 January, 2022 11:00  
Blogger Rommy said...

I remember the bleakness of the quiet after some quarrels, and how much I yearned for the possibility of noise again.

17 January, 2022 00:14  
Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

This is so precious, a captured moment. It feels like a haiku. A glimpse into a moment that holds so many untold stories.

17 January, 2022 02:01  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


Thank you!
The important thing is, to to be able to speak to each other again. :)


Thank you!
It is quite a short poem. :)

17 January, 2022 16:10  
Blogger said...

Love the sketch! The poem brought many things up for me. So well done.

18 January, 2022 09:33  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, Sara!

glad you like the sketch. :)

18 January, 2022 21:09  
Anonymous Jewish Young Professional "JYP" said...

I liked how the coldness of the weather matches the coldness of the relationship. Also, the sketch is lovely.

20 January, 2022 00:42  
Blogger A Cuban In London said...

What a gorgeous poem and sketch. Thanks.

Greetings from London.

20 January, 2022 06:22  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


Thank you!
yes, glad you like the sketch too. :)


Thank you!
glad you like the poem and sketch. :)

20 January, 2022 14:19  
Blogger J M Beames said...

I imagine two people who were once friends and now they are cold to each other.

Sadly, I've lived this

21 January, 2022 00:22  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

J M,

thank you!
sadly, i guess, most of us have lived through this...

21 January, 2022 11:39  
Blogger Rajani Rehana said...

Super post. Happy new year ��

22 January, 2022 17:15  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, Rajani!

22 January, 2022 19:46  
Anonymous Rajani said...

Love the poem and the art too!

16 February, 2022 19:21  

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