In This Room

Written with life
rhythm and meaning
tattoo our soul
with loss, desire
and years of searching
only to discover
in this unnoticed room
with blank paper
and knowing glance
our very own self.




10 Responses to “In This Room”

  1. Sarah Hanson says:

    Wow! How beautiful, Don….talk about short and sweet!

  2. When all else is eliminated, what is left must be true. Simple. Honest. Alpha and Omega.

  3. I think Bertrand Russell would have said, “I am the only one I can discover”.
    I love how everything takes us back to ourself. You captured it beautifully. Thanks Don.

  4. David Banner says:

    Whew! An end to the incessant striving………

  5. I love the changes you’ve made to your website, and this poem is a great one for your fans to share to thir social media sites–I know I will!

  6. David Barnes says:

    So lovely Don. So lovely.

    Written everywhere

    In This Room

    as you say so tenderly, noticing anew.

    Ever anew.

    So glad for you, your life, your writing &

    for knowing you.


  7. Pichai says:

    there’s a place
    where i can go
    to tell my troubles to…
    in my room….
    in my room

    was it the Beach Boys who sang that song in the ’60s? i am admittedly too much in my room, but there is a larger room i go to…nature, the wild kingdom, where i am not in control but must accept community of all residents—the big picture.

  8. Tom Wilson says:

    Don, as always, your poems break through like a sudden rain on a humid summer day. You bless us, brother.

  9. David Barnes says:


    i just read your poem again
    & i see these 4 words
    and these images anew

    in this unnoticed room

    4 absolutely riveting words (a poem in 4 words)
    & the images invoked in me are amazing

    & everything in the final three lines
    the final 3 lines well
    that is another poem



  10. Maria Frid says:

    Yes, the end of the search……….thank you Don! You always touch my heart and stimulate my mind.

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