After the Lull

Written as part of d’Verse Poets, which offers the theme ‘Lull’ as inspiration for a poem of exactly 44 words. Also shared with The Tuesday Platform.

After the Lull

twelve chimes of the old grandfather clock,
the world around me enters another lull,
the honking stops, the roads now deserted;
but my world, it comes alive only then,
thoughts flowing from the nib of my pen,
the spell of words once again asserted.


(© 9th February 2016)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

48 thoughts on “After the Lull”

  1. “…the spell of words once again asserted.” Especially like this line. Like also the idea of the clock chiming midnight and then the lull — which becomes a powerful space in time. I like this very much!

    • Yes. It’s like the clutter of thoughts in the morning breaks the spell of words at times, and in the lull of night, the words reassert their spell over me. 🙂 Glad you liked the poem very much, Lillian. Thank you. :mrgreen:
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  2. I agree with you COMPLETELY ! It’s this lull which, opens the floodgate of creativity and magic for me 🙂 Nightly hours ARE magically beautiful !
    Loved it 🙂

  3. I love that quote and what a beautiful poem, Vinay. We need that silence to allow our thoughts to be heard and written down.

  4. I love the quiet of the night for writing. Lack of distractions leaves space for thoughts and inspiration. You have captured that feeling here. 🙂

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