“Living Room” | Sydney Poet David Landgrebe

25 Aug

The night rings loud to the sound of silence,
My laboured hands, crouch over the keyboard, like clay sculpture.
The icy white page stares blank in the foreground,
A dozen daisies drunk on love slowly overdose on chlorine.
The ottoman is lost for words, under crowds of books,
With faces covered in coasters,
Spineless paperbacks planted face down.
Kissing lips drain teacups empty, under the stardust moonlit night,
Where tiny tea lights glow.
I traced a yarn of sheep’s wool to the end of a single toe.
The couch is gnawing on my back,
Pole-vaulting pencils lay stealthily between the cushions,
Fluffing about in flannelettes under shadows of the lazy lamp,
Illuminating curtains which hang like rippling cliffs of plaster.
Kneading words, folding, moulding, rolling words,
My mind drifts back to the sound of the clock,
Beating its tiny heart against the kitchen wall,
Wilting are the leaves of concentration, gliding over the blank spaces, decomposing amongst the pages.


Posted by on August 25, 2011 in Poetry


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6 responses to ““Living Room” | Sydney Poet David Landgrebe

  1. Deborah

    August 25, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Very good just come out of my living room and off to sleep 🙂 sweet dreams brother xxzzzzzz

  2. Monica

    August 26, 2011 at 3:41 am

    The poem definitely paints a vivid picture, really fabulous.

  3. hollyannegetspoetic

    April 5, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Hello David. Thank you for visiting my page. Am just returning the favour and enjoying my time on your turf. This poem particularly resonates for me because of the strength of the imagery. I shall definitely be reading more.

    • davidlandgrebe

      April 5, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      Thanks Holly, look forward to reading your work too!
      David. L

  4. flowerpoet

    July 6, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Extraordinary poetry David. You have the spirit of Robert Lowell yet uniquely gifted. I must reread this when I have more time to sip it slowly. Many thanks!

    • davidlandgrebe

      July 6, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      Well you sip slowly and I will savour the comments.
      Many thanks!
      David. L


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