Can you go through the step-by-step process of writing this poem from the moment the idea was first conceived in your brain until final form? The tiniest of moments are often amazingly profound. In the case of “Comfort” it was the sight of my wife’s legs poking out from our jumbled-up comforter very early one morning. Sitting there in bed at dawn struck me as a lovely thing. The gentle light giving her skin a glow, her way of sleeping, the silence of our house...It all came together in a magical moment. And then our ever-hungry cats interrupted.
What month and year did you start writing this poem? Oh, jeez...Let me check my files. January 10, 2019. Makes sense with the house being cold and me tasking down Christmas cards.
What do you want readers of this poem to take from this poem? What they’ve stated they are taking from it on social media: the feeling of gentle and romantic love.
Has this poem been published before? And if so where? Yes, most recently in the fine Ariel Chart. Editor/Publisher Mark Anthony Rossi (Above Right) does a perfect job matching poems and fiction with images. http://arielchart.blogspot.com/
Anything you would like to add? I’m very pleased others can see their own lives in my poems, especially romantic ones like “Comfort.”
“Looking For Sunsets (In the Early Morning)”
by Cindy Hochman
“The Way Back”