‘Triptych #1: Coffee, Paper, and Storm’ by Aly is Write Out Loud’s Poem of the Week

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This week, our Poem of the Week comes from Aly, who describes herself as 'a woman made out of poetry, art, and architecture'.  We hope you enjoy her poem 'Triptych #1' and her answers to Write Out Loud's Q&A.

What got you into writing poetry?
I have always wanted to become a writer, but what really got me into writing poetry was when I was suffering from depression. Because I cannot talk about it, I release my sadness and anger through poetry. We all have different ways on how to deal with trauma, and I have chosen my pen.

How long have you been writing?
Since I was nine years old. I started writing when I was home-schooled.

Do you go to any open-mic nights?
No, but I'd love to.

Your favourite poet/poem?
Sylvia Plath and Tyler Knott Gregson

You're cast away on a desert island. What's your luxury?
A blanket and a pillow



Triptych #1: Coffee, Paper, and Storm
by Aly


The coffee on the table is as cold

as my hands which shiver

like tree branches during a storm.

I can’t decide

if it’s too bitter or too sweet,

but I will drink it anyway.



I will write about you again,

but I know that’s not entirely true.

I will write about me too.

There will be no crumpled papers

on the floor

because even if this will turn out

as a poorly written poem,

I will not edit my feelings for you.



My heart is pounding

like heavy rain against the rooftop.

There’s a storm in my heart,

and I have named it after you.

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John Marks

Fri 14th Sep 2018 23:50

Has the addressee a right of reply? Lovely poem. Part of a dialogue, I think.

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Timothy David Ashe

Thu 13th Sep 2018 08:05

Awesome !!!

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Graham Sherwood

Wed 12th Sep 2018 22:32

Congratulations Aly, a worthy POTW and good to see a new member making such a promising start. Welcome again!

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Marie Alyza

Tue 11th Sep 2018 20:40

Thank you everyone for the kind comments. I am beyond grateful. ♥

Take care,

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Becky Who

Tue 11th Sep 2018 16:21

Congratulations! A beautiful poem with effective structure.

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Stu Buck

Tue 11th Sep 2018 12:49

lovely work. deserved winner.

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Tue 11th Sep 2018 10:46

Congratulations Aly, a recurring theme treated with a simple and direct charm.


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Tapashree Roy

Tue 11th Sep 2018 06:13

Unusual and distinct flavour to a familiar theme! Loved it, specially how you named it. Congratulations Aly!!!❤


Tue 11th Sep 2018 01:06

Personally, I believe this is about as fine an introductory post to WoL as I've seen--distinct in style and makes me look forward to more from you.

..good to see this featured, here.


Big Sal

Tue 11th Sep 2018 00:42

Like I said before - great job.?

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Peter Taylor

Mon 10th Sep 2018 23:06

This poem combines pathos with dignity with authenticity. Great!

Peter T

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Martin Elder

Mon 10th Sep 2018 22:37

very nicely put Aly. Many congratulations. Love the last lines in particular.

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Taylor Crowshaw

Mon 10th Sep 2018 14:30

Well done Aly, well deserved poem of the week..congratulations..??

<Deleted User> (19913)

Mon 10th Sep 2018 11:25

Gorgeous and very relateable

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Brian Maryon

Mon 10th Sep 2018 10:21

Congratulations Aly!

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Darren J Beaney

Mon 10th Sep 2018 08:58

Lovely - a fine choice for POT and a nice way to start the week.

Great stuff!


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