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