Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

attic Living

jan oskar hansen Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled attic Living which was written by poet jan oskar hansen. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by jan oskar hansen

Best Jan Oskar Hansen Poems

+ Fav Poet

attic Living

Attic living 


The echo of wine is sadness, jokes told are
not funny and laughter is a bronchial cough. 
Mirth gone when Sunday is despondent,
an autumnal leaf that drags itself along
a clammy asphalt road. 
Wrinkled faces framed by nylon shawls,
 hesitate by church steps as wanting to hear 
more words of everlasting love;
before going home to empty rooms and 
dripping kitchen taps. 
October drizzle on Sunday´s best, bat wings 
open up and the murmur of the future less 
is a dying repeat; as the padre smokes 
a cigar in the vestry, wine has lost its glow. 



Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 4/21/2013 8:49:00 AM
    Dear Jan - Got the tears flowing on a beautiful Sunday here. Another lovely descriptive: "laughter is a bronchial cough." The grave seem not so bad with this hint waiting in the wings. love, Kathy

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 4/21/2013 2:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you dear