#192 of 365 – “sleeping on windows”

“sleeping on windows”


the road is wet

and we have a ways to go

fighting with weather

and mountains that throw

winding highways through clouds

and through thickets below

where the travelers upon them

are moving too slow


there is music and reading

chatter and news

long quiet stretches

and feet without shoes

there is sleeping on windows

with beautiful views

of the people I love

and the journeys we choose



About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, jewelry maker, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
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8 Responses to #192 of 365 – “sleeping on windows”

  1. pi314chron says:

    Awww…hecky-durn! No stanza about dirty rest stops…my favorite! Now that I’ve got that silliness outta the way — I like it! It has a nice self-contained feel to it much as the self-contained warm feeling of traveling with those you love. A+ on this one in my book!


  2. Starralee says:

    I love that the mountains throw winding highways through clouds–what a fab visual!!

    • Blackbird says:

      Thanks Starralee!! Always feel grateful to see a comment from you!

      • Starralee says:

        Well, I don’t know about you–actually, I doubt you have this problem–but I find that my imagery sometimes gets a bit stale, repeated phrases, etc. So when I read you, and a few others (not many), and I see these stand-out images–I get really excited (and envious in a good way). Betty Hayes Albright–don’t know if you’re familiar with her poetry–and I are always saying, “wish I’d thought of that” in each other’s comment boxes! (We’re also friends outside of the blogs.) So your mountain throwing highways is just a pure gem!! 5-Star! Okay, I’m rambling too much….must cook soup.

  3. Blackbird says:

    Mmmmmmmm soup! Yeah…I know what you mean…I seem to be very attached to the word “velvet.” Got a poem named velvet, and have used the word time and again. Anyway, love your rambling. Now…I’ve gotta go…need to catch up on my WordPress reading! Talk with you soon….

  4. sassyD says:

    Hey, your Mama is way behind in reading your poetry. I started tonight with 198.

    This one, 192, just captures your love and expresses that certain tenderness that Mothers feel. Will have more to say on others.

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