Friday, November 13, 2015

Tonight--By Joan McNerney--United States


Chimes tap against our
windowpane.  This evening
becomes starry sapphire
as sea gulls rise in
flight over rooftops.
Winds wrapping around
trees tossing leaves.

The court yard is full of
aromas from dinnertime.
Shadows growing longer
each minute.  Lights go
on and I wait for you.

Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Camel Saloon, Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Blueline, Spectrum, and included in Bright Hills Press, Kind of A Hurricane and Poppy Road Anthologies.


  1. very nicely done Joan,courtyard should be one word, best wishes angelee

  2. So lyrical a poem, made in a style that I always will applaud. Congratulations.

  3. This is such a magnificent write my friend. I really enjoyed reading this wonderful poem this morning. What a remarkable piece, Great work,


  4. Love the imagery in this, the wordplay, the shadow at the end, the lights coming on, the contrasts, amazing poem!

  5. Thank you for all these wonderful comments. Angelee, I will be correcting the typo and thanks for pointing it out.