Saturday, November 2, 2013

lonesome room--By Kathryn McLoughlin Collins--United States

lonesome room

crown molding
borders an
empty space

no furniture
no soul.

Born in 1945, Kathryn Collins is a native New Yorker now living in Connecticut whose works have been described as “a gentle sort of poetry” by the editor of her first book No Need for Breadcrumbs, published by BeWrite Books, 2004. Her work has also appeared in numerous anthologies. Inspired by her beloved grandmother, she developed a great love of poetry at an early age and has been writing for 20 years.


  1. An empty room is such a sad place...but I think the walls hold memories of the room in action. I enjoyed your poem, Kathryn..Jan x

  2. "lonesome... soul"... few words... much feeling... love it, dear Kathy... Terry

  3. Kathryn, it's amazing how so few words can evoke the feelings of loneliness. One can also interpret the room as a human who has no soul. Very thought provoking poem. Well done! Best wishes, Carolyn Devonshire

  4. Hi Kathryn. Enjoyed reading your poem. Sometimes an empty room can be a lonely place, and at other times it can be a place of solitude as well. Thank you for sharing. If you do not mind, I would like to invited you to consider submitting some poetry to my poetry publication, Creative Inspirations, please. Karen writes a wonderful column for me and the many readers who enjoy her work. You can get more information by visiting: -MJ.

  5. Kathryn My Dear, it is so amazing that such few words can speak such volumes to me. Thank you for some very reflective moments that tells me I have empty spaces that need filling with heart and soul.,

  6. Dear Kathy,

    Thank you for the comments you left for other writers today. What a blessing you are! I see people are as impressed with your poem as I am. So much depth in a few words. Keep on sharing your writing and being the encouraging voice that you are. It's people like you that make Whispers possible.


  7. Your words are penetrating - simple and to the point. Great visual as well!!!

    Rhoda Galgiani

  8. Dear Kathryn,

    So much imagery and feeling in this "lonesome room". I really like this poem Kathy great work! Thank you for sharing this with us.

    Love Sandra

  9. Your thought provoking poem speaks "volumes", as they say, Kathryn! Love the depth! Annalise

  10. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following comment--

    love this deep write

  11. Dear Kathryn, you've said so much in this short poem...the feeling of loneliness so effectively expressed. That is always a poet's dilemna...but it is in his solitude that a poet creates. Good work, Kathryn. Thanks for sharing it on the Whispers.
    Warmest regards & best wishes.


  12. Thank you, Richard Sponaugle, for the following comment--

    Short and symbolic, yet speaks volumes, especially the last two words.

  13. Thank you, Gerald Heyder, for the following comments--

    Dear Kathy, I truly thank you for enjoying my poem. Your poem, "lonesome room," is short, sweet and to the point! "No furniture, no soul." Wow!