Saturday, April 16, 2022

April - Poetry Month - Day Sixteen - Alone


        The bookmark, on top of the picture above, came into the bookstore at the end of March. Often people do donate books and leave 'treasures' in them. This time, it became my own treasure and I knew what I would do for April's poetry, write about found treasures, perhaps find new places to look? Happy April!

Plus! Check each day for the added line to the Progressive Poem, created by Irene Latham, now hosted by Margaret Simon! The link is to the right!  

          Some days I want to visit with someone, but mostly I am okay by myself. I am an introvert, after all, and find many ways to fill my days.


Alone is delicious.

I can eat the silence.

Piece by piece I pick it apart

and place it into my mouth.

I savor the quiet, 

letting the blue of sky dribble down my chin.

Tasty are the crumbs of clouds on my t-shirt.

I help myself to a plateful

of this messy dessert,

bite into the delectable hours

and begin to chew.

                                                                                                         Linda Baie ©


  1. Linda, sometimes alone time is so delicious for me too. Love these lines as openers to your creative poem: Alone is delicious.?I can eat the silence.I would never have guessed you are an introvert but honor your openness and peace found in nature. Have a happy Easter with your family. I know that I will enjoy mine.

  2. Your poem proves the nourishing benefits of alone time, Linda. Brava for embracing that part of yourself. (I, too, "savor the quiet".)


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