My Little Pleasures

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Midweek Challenge:  Thinking of Little Things
“Today, pretend for a moment that you are at a loss for something to write. If you are me, you won’t have to pretend very hard. Others of you may have to stave off one of your go-to themes. Then, think of a little thing, which may, of course, actually be colossal–or not–it may just be a little thing–and write an ode to it.”


Karin Gustafson

first sip of black coffee
in the morning
reading a maze-filled mystery
in bed
whiff of patchouli scent
on a passerby
lavender oil delicately dabbed on neck and wrists
before sleep
waking up to a chirp
creating cloud animals
in my mind

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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9 Responses to My Little Pleasures

  1. marley raine says:

    I love this poem. Big time love it.


  2. So peaceful…lovely way to enjoy life


  3. Marian says:

    Really nice moment… and I will make it no secret, I love, love the aroma of patchouli. Perfect.


  4. If only it could be like that… but life is not quite there yet.


  5. Tournesol says:

    What a lovely poem of escaping in our mind’s soothing imagination!


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